Populus koreana Rehd.
These trees are easily identified by greenish-grey smooth bark and large sticky buds, which have a brown colour and typical «poplar» odour.
The trunk and branches have identical bark colour. The branches extend from the trunk under acute angle.
The bark of very old trees is thick, dark-grey with deep longitudinal cracks.Fallen leaves are brown.
The trees have a height to 30-35 m and a trunk diameter of 1.5 m. It is grows fast.
It grows in river valleys and at the bottom of slopes. Higher, in the mountains, it is replaced by Maximowicz's poplar (fallen leaves of the latest are black).
Thrives in sunny locations.
It is a decorative and medicinal plant.
Distribution in the Russia's Far East. Primorsky Krai.
General distribution. Northeastern China, Korean Peninsula.
Authors: Marina N. Chipizubova, Ludmila M. Pshennikova
Photo: Marina N. Chipizubova, Ludmila M. Pshennikova, N. Razzhigaeva
Collage by: Evgenia V. Bibchenko