Characteristics: intermediate between the parents.
Similar species: No information at this time.
Flowering: April to May
Habitat and ecology: Rare in the Chicago Region.
Occurence in the Chicago region: native
Notes: Populus species as a whole are subject to many diseases and insect pests, such as canker and tent caterpillars, which often kill the tree or make it unattractive. These risks, in conjunction with a water-hungry root system, have made the Populus species less desirable for landscape use.
Etymology: Populus is the Latin word for poplar.
Author: The Morton Arboretum
Citation: The vPlants Project. vPlants: A Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region. http://www.vplants.org
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