Populus nigra 'Italica' | Lombardy Poplar - 70lt

Populus nigra 'Italica' | Lombardy Poplar - 70lt

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Populus nigra 'Italica', or Lombardy Poplar, is a fastigiate mutation of male black poplar. It’s large, vigorous, deciduous tree of narrowly columnar habit, straight trunk, ascending branches and grey-green bark that matures into grooved, black bark. Diamond-shaped to triangular, bright green leaves, turn yellow in autumn. Reddish male catkins appear in spring before the leaves emerge. Populus nigra 'Italica' is easily grown in fertile, hummus-rich, moist and well-drained soils, but it can adapt to a wide range of soils, especially wet, as it can withstand flooding. It prefers full sun. It is resistant to frost, winds, coastal conditions, de-icing salt, and urban pollution. Low maintenance plant. This elegant-looking tree is best used for windbreaks, screens, or along the roads. It is suitable for urban and industrial areas but can cause certain problems. Its branches are easily broken and may cause damage. Shallow, vigorous roots may lift sidewalks, damage drainage systems or house foundations.
  • Common Name

    Lombardy Poplar

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Native To


  • Flower

    reddish male catkins

  • Foliage

    diamond-shaped to triangular, bright green leaves, turn yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit

Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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