Populus wilsonii

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Populus wilsonii C.K.Schneid.

Salicaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: wet

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Salicales
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Populus wilsonii, commonly known as Wilson's Poplar, is a tree.

Contents

Naming

Populus wilsonii was described by Camillo Karl Schneider in 1916. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Populus wilsonii is a species in the genus Populus which contains approximately 111 to 184 species and belongs to the family of the Salicaceae (Willow Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 20 to 25 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Populus wilsonii is deciduous. The fern-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are cordate, crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Populus wilsonii produces spikes of pendant cup-shaped flowers from April to May.

In summer the trees carry loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Populus wilsonii is native to China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on fresh to wet soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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