Populus wilsonii Schneid.

TSO logo

Sponsor this page

For information about how you could sponsor this page, see How You Can Help

Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Populus wilsonii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-wilsonii/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
clone
Organism arising via vegetative or asexual reproduction.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
viscid
Sticky.

References

There are currently no active references in this article.

Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Populus wilsonii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/populus/populus-wilsonii/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

A deciduous tree up to 80 ft high in the wild, of pyramidal shape, with a trunk 2 ft in diameter; young shoots soon glabrous, stout, not angled, olive-brown, becoming brown or purplish the second year; buds shining, slightly viscid. Leaves heart-shaped, bluntish at the apex, minutely toothed; from 3 to 9 in. long, 212 to 7 in. wide, dull pale green above, pale greyish beneath and soon quite glabrous on both surfaces; stalk up to 6 in. long. Female catkins slender, downy, 3 to 6 in. long; ovary very woolly in the young state; male catkins not seen.

Native of Central and W. China; discovered and introduced by Wilson in 1907. This poplar is related to P. lasiocarpa, which is easily distinguished by its downy shoots and bright green leaves with red midrib and stalk. P. wilsonii is a fine poplar, with leaves of a notable size, but is rarer in cultivation than its ally P. lasiocarpa, partly because it is difficult to raise from cuttings and has to be propagated by grafting. So far as is known there is only one clone in cultivation, which is female.

The following specimens have been recorded: Borde Hill, Sussex, 50 × 312 ft (est.) (1967); Edinburgh Botanic Garden, 36 × 2 ft (1967); Headfort, Co. Meath, Eire, 60 × 4 ft (1966); Annesgrove, Co. Cork, Eire, 60 × 5 ft (est.) (1968).


Feedback

A site produced by the International Dendrology Society.

For copyright and licence information, see the Licence page.

To contact the editors: info@treesandshrubsonline.org.