Simon’s Poplar

Simon's Poplar

Simon's Poplar closeup of hanging leaves

An unusual and very pretty tree in the way the branches hang down in long strands. This is in the Botanic Garden in Cambridge, and there is a name tag on the tree that identifies it. The Wikipedia entry says:

Populus simonii, Simon’s poplar, Simon poplar, or Chinese cottonwood, is a species of poplar native to northeast China and to Mongolia, and commonly planted as a street tree in cool temperate areas of Europe. There have been introductions into North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

A ‘street tree’ – how lovely to think of these lining a street.


  1. Tamara says:

    Lovely indeed, such beautiful branches! And speaking of a ‘street tree,’ how about those pollarded London plane trees which flank both sides of the street alongside one side of Tate Britain: They too create a unique sight. 🍃


    1. Yes, I was thinking about those trees and that street when I wrote this.


      1. Tamara says:

        How nice, good to know you were 😊


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