El poplar It is a robust tree, made of noble wood and very resistant. It is very common to find it on the sides of the roads or to separate large areas of land because its flexibility allows the winds to stop.
This deciduous tree can reach 35 meters in height and several species and varieties are distinguished so today we will dedicate ourselves to knowing some of them.
Table of Contents
- 1 European species
- 2 American species
- 3 Asian species
Within what are the european species there are two large groups, those of gray smooth bark, and those of dark and furrowed bark. Within the latter is the black poplar, while in the first group are the white poplar (with a thick and smooth trunk), the gray poplar (similar to the previous one but with more vertical branches) and the aspen (a very fast growing variety that reaches 20 meters in height.
White poplarthe white)
El white poplar, also known as common poplar or white poplar, is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of up to 30 meters. The bark of its trunk is whitish, smooth, and fissured. Its leaves are simple, oval or webbed, tomentose on both sides.
Black poplarblack people)
El black poplar, also known as black poplar or alameda, is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 20 to 30 meters. Its trunk has cracked, gray bark. The leaves are green on both sides, and ovate-triangular or ovate-rhombic.
El aspen, also known as quaking poplar or lamppost, is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 10 to 15 meters. The bark is greenish-gray in color, and fissured in old specimens. The leaves are rounded, green on both sides.
Then there is a second group of poplars that are those of American origin but that are cultivated in Europe. It is the case of caroline poplar, also known as American poplar, which has a dark gray trunk and green branches that turn gray over the years. Another example is the Canadian black poplar, which is a cross between the black poplar and the American poplar.
Among the American species, are the balsamic species such as Canada or California, which are distinguished by being rich in resins, a product that is used by the industry. It is found in the buds and the leaves of these trees are characterized by their white underside.
Caroline poplarthe Alder)
The caroline poplar, also known as the North American black poplar, is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 20-25 meters. The leaves are heart-shaped, green on both sides but the underside is paler.
Black poplar or Canadian poplar (Populus x canadensis)
The Canadian black poplar, also known as poplar or Canadian poplar, is a hybrid deciduous tree of black people y the Alder. Reaches a height of 20 meters, with a trunk whose bark is light gray. Its leaves are green and large.
Poplar or California Poplar (populus trichocarpa)
The California poplar, also known as California poplar or western poplar, is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 30 to 50 meters, with a trunk whose bark is gray. The leaves are large, green on both sides but lighter on the underside.
Finally, there are the poplar trees native to Asia, such as the Japanese poplar, Chinese poplar or the Yunnan poplar. The first two are found in the mountains of China, Korea and Japan and have a wide crown, while Yunnan grows in the homonymous region, southwest of China, in a mountainous area located about 1300 meters above sea level. It has a thick trunk, reddish branches and leaves of up to 15 cm. long.
Japanese poplarPopulus maximowiczii)
The Japanese poplar, also known as Asian poplar, deldoronoki and maximowicz poplar, is a deciduous tree that reaches 30 meters in height. Its leaves are leathery, light green on the upper surface and greyish-white on the underside.
Chinese poplarPopulus simonii)
The Chinese poplar is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 15 meters, with a trunk whose bark is smooth and whitish. Its leaves are ovate-rhomboid or elliptic-rhomboid, with a dark green upper surface and a lighter underside.
Yunan poplar (Populus yunnanensis)
The Yunan poplar, also known as Chinese poplar, is a deciduous tree that reaches a height of 25 meters. Its leaves are green on both sides.
Which of these types of poplars did you like the most?