Populus × canescens
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous tree, large tree, 40-70 ft (12-21 m); spreading. Leaves simple, alternate, on long shoots triangular-ovate, 6-12 cm long, margins slightly undulated, dark green above, silvery gray and densely woolly underneath. Leaves on short shoots oval rounded. Flowers (catkins) 6-10 cm long.
- Young shoots are gray, not white as in P. alba.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Native to Europe and Asia Minor, in cultivation for centuries. A hybrid of P. alba and P. tremula.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast of Community Hall (formerly Benton), often afflicted with leaf diseases, e.g., leaf spot. This particular campus tree is known as the Trysting Tree.