Populus × canescens
Populus × canescens, the grey poplar, is a hybrid between Populus alba (white poplar) and Populus tremula (common aspen). It is intermediate between its parents, with a thin grey downy coating on the leaves, which are also much less deeply lobed than the leaves of P. alba. It is a very vigorous tree with marked hybrid vigour, reaching 40 m tall and with a trunk diameter over 1.5 m – much larger than either of its parents. Most trees in cultivation are male (including the trees in the Park), but female trees occur naturally.
236.00 Location; Many specimens seemingly suckers of original plantings grow on the Tarwin River bank along the main driveway and loop of the river that forms the glade.