Golden White Poplar
Populus alba 'Richardii'

Family: Salicaceae (sal-i-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Populus (POP-yoo-lus) (Info)
Species: alba (AL-ba) (Info)
Cultivar: Richardii

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denison, Iowa

Colebrook, New Hampshire

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 19, 2006, lkz5ia from Denison, IA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love the color of the leaves on this cultivar, but it hasn't grown much since I bought it last year. I may turn this to a positive if it ever starts to grow. The leaves also tend to burn and lose vibrant color as summer goes on.

EDIT December 2010: I got this cultivar in 2005, after little growth that year, transplanted I think in 2006 in a sunnier spot. Showed a little better growth in the past few years, including showing its suckering ability, started popping up 7ft from the mother plant in just a couple years. So it may not grow as fast as the common White Poplar, but the Golden White Poplar will run, and with its golden/whitebacked leaves, probably one of my most beautiful trees.