Populus x smithii B. Boivin [grandidentata × tremuloides]
Family: Salicaceae
Populus x smithii image
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