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infestation (Photo: Jackie Miles and Max Campbell)
habit in summer (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in winter (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of light grey bark on main trunk (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
slightly-lobed leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
the leaves of younger trees and suckers are usually larger and more deeply-lobed (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of whitish-hairy young stems and leaf undersides (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
male flower clusters (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of male flowers (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
female flower clusters with new growth in spring (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of female flowers (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
root suckers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Populus alba L.
abele, European white poplar, poplar, silver leafed poplar, silver poplar, silver-leaf poplar, silverleaf poplar, silver-leaved poplar, white poplar
Native to north-western Africa (i.e. northern Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia), the Canary Islands, Europe (i.e. France, Spain, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia, Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia), western Asia (i.e. Turkey, southern Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and western China.
Widely naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. in some parts of eastern New South Wales, in the ACT, in Victoria and Tasmania, in south-eastern South Australia, and in the coastal districts of south-western Western Australia). Also sparingly naturalised in the cooler sub-coastal districts of south-eastern Queensland.
Naturalised overseas in southern Africa, North America and New Zealand.
White poplar (Populus alba) is regarded as an environmental weed in the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria. South Australia and Western Australia. It spreads by suckers and can from dense thickets in gullies and along streams in the temperate regions of Australia.
Fact sheets are available from Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) service centres and our Customer Service Centre (telephone 13 25 23). Check our website at www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au to ensure you have the latest version of this fact sheet. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions (federal and state legislation, and local government laws) directly or indirectly related to each control method. These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it.
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