A narrow-crowned tree 25-30 m tall with ascending branches and hairless branchlets with sticky winter buds. Leaves thick and tough, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 7-12 cm long, margins finely toothed, distinctly white below but hairless. Leaf stalk glabrous, cylindrical. Catkins drooping. Capsule glabrous.
N North America
The closely related P. candicans is a broader tree with leaves heart-shaped at the base.
Specimens VIC: Beechworth (Fletchers Dam between Beechworth and Stanley).
Source: (1997). Salicaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.