- Flower namePoplar
- Scientific namePopulus x canadensis
- Aliasセイヨウハコヤナギ, poplar
- Place of originItaly and France
- Place of floweringPark
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Poplar
Poplar (scientific name: Populus x canadensis) is a heat-resistant, and drought-resistant deciduous tree in the family Salicaceae, native to Italy and France. The tree is broom-shaped, and in the late spring, yellow and red florets bloom in the string inflorescence. White fluff scatters after the flower. It is used for tree planting because the tree grows fast. Since the material is soft and suitable for processing, it is used as a material for packaging boxes or pulp. Because it is not durable, it may collapse due to a typhoon. Another name, Yamanashi, is based on the fact that when the wind blows, the leaves rub against each other and make a sound. The leaves are rhomboid triangles, with fine serrations on the edges. It grows easily with cuttings, and because it is an airborne flower, pollen is carried away by the wind and propagated. It is famous for the row of poplar trees at Hokkaido University.
General name: poplar, Scientific name: Populus x canadensis, Origin: Italy, France, tree height: 10 to 15 m, maximum: 40 m, leaf shape: rhombic triangle, inflorescence form: spikes, both male and female flowers, flowering period: May to June, fluff scattering time: late June to about two weeks.