The Lombardy Poplar Tree

Scientific Name: Populus nigra

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The Lombardy Poplar tree's Mature Height is 40 - 60 feet, Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet, Soil Type Widely Adaptable, Moisture Widely Adaptable, Mature Form Narrow, Columnar, Growth Rate Rapid, Sun Exposure Full Sun, Flower Color Green Catkins, Fall Color Yellow, Foliage Color Green, Zones 3-9.

The Lombardy Poplar tree, Populus nigra, is a fast growing, tall, columnar tree with bright green leaves with a silver underside. These trees are used to form quick windbreaks, while longer-lived, slower growing trees mature. A great plant for a fast growing windbreak or screen.

For screening plant 5’ to 8’ apart in the row. These deciduous trees have moderate to high water requirements, and is moderate in its tolerance to salt and alkali. Keeping the Lombardy Poplar watered and fertilized is important for longevity. Widely used because they are graceful and they provide fast borders and screens.

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