Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Populus alba  var. alba 
SALICACEAE
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Europe, Asia and North Africa
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Deciduous tree 616(25) m high, suckering freely; bark white or grey with horizontal lines, becoming rough and darker with age; buds and young twigs thickly, white woolly. Leaves: Dark green and shiny above, white- or grey-woolly beneath; leaves of sucker shoots and ends of long shoots: large, to 100 mm long, triangular, three- to five-lobed or unevenly toothed, woolly beneath; leaves of short shoots: smaller, 3050 mm long, ovate, more evenly toothed, persistently woolly beneath. Flowers: Greenish-yellow catkins (female only), 50 mm long, spring. Fruit: None.
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Comments: Suspected/Possible
More information:
Plant Conservation Alliance - Alien Plants Fact Sheets

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