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Lombardy poplar

Populus nigra 'Italica'

Also known as

Poplar

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

5m

3m

Min

3.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lombardy poplar Overview

This tree is very fast-growing and has a narrowly columnar shape with upright branches. Diamond-shaped, bright green leaves are borne, with red catkins in mid spring.

Common problems with Lombardy poplar

How to propagate Lombardy poplar

Cuttings

You can propagate by hardwood cuttings in the winter.

Other uses of Lombardy poplar

Shade, foliage, ornamental. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.