How to grow Populus alba

Populus alba grow and care – tree of the genus Populus also known as Silverleaf poplar or White poplar, Populus alba perennial deciduous used as ornamental plant shade tree or bonsai, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10a.

Leaves color green with silvery or white bottom, the leaves lobed with five lobes.

Populus alba flower

Flower color green or red there are female and male plants, the flowers grow in inflorescence

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How to grow Populus alba growing and care:

Cold winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Basal shoots, aggressive

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, paranthrene tabaniformis

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
20-30 m, 60-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Green or red there are female and male plants, the flowers grow in inflorescence

Scientific name:

Populus alba

How to grow Populus alba

Growing Populus alba

Populus alba


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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