About This Plant

The white poplar (Populus alba) is a deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia, known for its distinctive whitish bark and silver-white undersides of its deltoid-shaped leaves. These trees are popular in landscaping due to their unique appearance and adaptability to various soil conditions. They grow quickly but may require pruning for shape maintenance and are dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate trees.

The Story


The leaves of Populus alba ‘Richardii’ are characterised by their striking silver-white hue, providing an elegant and distinctive appearance. Typically, these leaves measure approximately 5 to 10 centimetres in length and 4 to 8 centimetres in width. The lance-shaped leaves have serrated edges and a soft, velvety texture, creating a visually appealing and ornamental aspect to the tree.


The fruit of Populus alba ‘Richardii’ typically measures around 3 to 4 centimeters (1.18 to 1.57 inches) in diameter. These fruits, often referred to as capsules, contain numerous small seeds and are characterised by their unique structure. The capsule splits open to release the seeds, facilitating the tree’s reproductive process.
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