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Plant Identification: SOLVED: green leaf, with white underneath, south texas 78537, 10B

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dirty_thumb
La Feria, TX

November 3, 2008
10:37 PM

Post #5748542

HI, i need help identifying this tree. this tree is located in south Texas where the weather is 101F at it's hottest and 31F at it's coldest. if you need more pictures please let me know. The reason i am interested in this tree is because from far away this tree attracts you. The very green leaves and the white underneath that reflects from the sun is just amazing. your help is much appreciated.

Dirty Thumb

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OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 3, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #5748649

Maybe Quaking Aspen?...We don't have Aspens here in the Disney Peninsula

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2008
11:18 PM

Post #5748700

Not sure, but not an aspen. Slightly reminiscent of White Poplar, but it isn't that either.

Resin
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #5750862

Curious, Resin, as to why you've ruled out White Poplar. Looks like it to me.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 4, 2008
4:08 PM

Post #5751100

It never has such smoothly rounded leaves, nor that slightly zig-zag shoot (usually straight shoots)

Resin
dirty_thumb
La Feria, TX

November 4, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #5751597

Okay here are more pictures. i stopped and took pictures during my lunch break. according to the lady this tree was made from cuttings. i am guessing this tree does not belong here in the Rio Grande Valley. zone 10.

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nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #5752545

Bark texture and coloration along with branching structure and the fact that it propagates easily from root sprouts ("suckers") point to Populus alba ("White Poplar"). I think the leaf morphology of the species is variable enough to account for the shape of the foliage in the first photos.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #5753163

Thanks; probably a White Poplar - Aspen hybrid. There are several of these; the commonest over here is Grey Poplar (Populus canescens; P. alba P. tremula), but it might more likely be P. alba P. tremuloides in N America (that would also fit the smoother margin better, as P. tremuloides has less coarsely toothed margins than P. tremula).

Resin
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


November 19, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #5806771

Dirty Thumb, are you satisfied with the tree's identification? If so, please mark it solved. Thanks.

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