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Chinese Poplar


General description

Large suckering & spreading tree <20m high. Distinguished from other poplars by leaves: glossy green on upper side, greenish white on underside, pink midrib & veins. Bark grey, fissured.

Tolerates wide habitat range.

Locally spread by suckering.

Rapid growth rate, displaces native species.

Site Management

In pasture, livestock will control spread

Recommended approaches

1. Spray small plants at full leaf stage (100ml glyphosate/10L).
2. Frill (feather cut bark), paint (250ml glyphosate/1L).
3. Cut & stump paint (5g metsulfuron/1L).
4. Drill & inject (2ml of 20g metsulfuron/1L solution) into cuts/holes at 10cm intervals around trunks.

CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

Similar species

lombardy poplar
Populus nigra

The Lombardy poplar leaves are green on both sides.

silver poplar
Populus alba

Silver poplar is the only poplar with white leaf undersides and snowy hairs.

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