|Species:||Populus alba L.|
Botanical characteristics: It is a fast-growing cultivar, having white leaves with silver hues on the lower side.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It prefers cool, deep and permeable soils but has no particular requirements. It is suitable for dry soils, too. It must be placed in full sun. It is a pioneer plant that colonizes pebbly banks. Its degree of resistance to water stagnation, saltiness and urban pollution is high.
Use: It is used singly or in groups in urban green areas, in parks and along the avenues or to cover road slopes and river banks. It works very well as windbreak in coastal areas and is suitable for reforestation of uncultivated, abandoned, hilly and moist areas and for wood production. It is also used for decorative purposes, in particular the male plants because they do not produce pollen that could cause allergies.
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