White Poplar, Large Trees

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Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Wet
Type Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour

Populus alba (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£74.94Available to order - delivery from November£69.96Available to order - delivery from November£59.94
90/120 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - No longer sold £4.62Out of Stock - No longer sold£3.42Out of Stock - No longer sold£2.76
200/250 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £33.60Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£30.00Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£27.60
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£54.96Available to order - delivery from November£49.98Available to order - delivery from November£46.98
  Prices include VAT

Please select the size and quantity of Bareroot trees you would like


Poplar, White - Standard needs...
  • Tree Guards for Standards and established Trees

    Tree Guard, Heavy Duty

    From £4.02

  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes, Tree Planting

    From £5.76

  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

Populus Alba Standard Trees

The White Poplar tree, is the only poplar we grow that will do well on chalky soil. Its great feature is its two-tone leaves, which are glossy green on top and felted with fuzzy white "hairs" on the underside. When the wind is rippling through them, they remind one of a shoal of fish, catching the sun and going dark as they turn one way and the next. The mostly white bark is easy to identify, with its darker diamond shaped markings, although the old trees lose the white layer and become deeply ridged, providing shelter for the eggs of various insects. 

This is not a tree for a small garden! It may only be medium-sized, but its roots are real bullies and will make life hard for small plants near them. They will also attack old drains and foundations (new build concrete is in no danger) and we advise a safe planting distance of 20 metres if you think yours might be at risk. It is a fantastic shelter belt tree. White Poplar trees can reach a height of about 20 metres.

Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy younger White Poplar saplings here. Browse our variety of large garden trees or view our full range of trees.

How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

History & uses of Populus alba:

Naturalised across Britain for centuries, though its true native range is from Europe (South of about Poland) to Central Asia.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

  • *Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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