La Feria, TX

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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Merritt Island, FL(Zone 10a)

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

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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

Resin

Garland, TX(Zone 8a)

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1603/

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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

Resin

La Feria, TX

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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Garland, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

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

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