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Cultural Details for Populus lasiocarpa

Common Name:
Chinese Necklace Poplar

Growth Rate:
Crown tower-shaped or rounded

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Male catkin 9-12 cm;Fruiting catkin 15-24 cm. Capsule ovoid, 1-1.7 cm, tomentose, 3-valved, shortly stipitate or sessile. Apr-May.

Fruit Details:
Seeds oblong, 3-3.5 mm. May-Jun.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Dark gray, furrowed. Branchlets yellowish brown or slightly purplish brown, coarsely robust, loose, angled, tomentose when young, or pilose to glabrescent. Buds ovoid-conical, large, slightly viscid; basal scale tomentose.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Native to parts of Central China to mountain slopes, riverside woods; 1300-3500 m. Guizhou, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan

Other Features:
In mid summer an established plant has masses of spectacular, woolly catkins which cover the branches.

Culture and Care:
Zones 5-10

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.