Populus grandidentata Michx.

Large-tooth Aspen

Tree to about 20 m tall with narrow crown. Bark smooth, grey. Winter buds grey-hairy. Branchlets soft hairy at first becoming shiny brown. Mature leaves pointed, ovate, 7-10 cm long, with rounded unequal, coarse teeth, grey-hairy below, becoming bluish, rounder and more coarsely toothed on the young shoots.

E North America

Grey-hairy buds and new growth; similar to P. pseudo­grandidentata except that the latter has weeping foliage.

SA: Adelaide Botanic Garden.


P. pseudograndidentata Dode, Weeping Large-tooth Aspen is of unknown origin; it is similar to P. grandidentata but has weeping foliage.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Salicaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malpighiales
family       Salicaceae
genus        Populus L.