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Lombardy Poplar Tree

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

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All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

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Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Lombardy Poplar Trees - Height Shipped 3 Feet

Lombardy Poplar Tree
Plant Name: Lombardy poplar tree
Latin name: Populus nigra 'Italica.'
Hardy planting zone: 3 to 9
Mature height: 40 to 99 feet
Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Bloom season: Spring
Sun: Full sun

The Lombardy poplar tree is planted for its stately, fastigiate habit and its fast growth


Fastigiate means that the branches grow almost parallel to the tree's trunk, which makes it much narrower than it is tall. The Lombardy poplar can grow as much as six feet per year, and so provides an electric hedge or even a forest for its owner. It is a cultivar of the black poplar and was probably developed in Italy.

Populus nigra 'Italica' is a deciduous tree that sheds its leaves in the fall. It thrives in full sun, though it can also do well in part shade. The tree isn't particular about soil or soil pH. The soil can be sandy or loamy, and the pH can be neutral to a bit alkaline. However, the ground needs to be well drained. The tree needs medium watering.

Most Lombardy poplar trees lives for decades

The leaves of the Lombardy poplar are diamond shaped, alternate and notched along the edges. During the growing season, they are a glossy green and turn an attractive yellow in the autumn before they're shed. Flowers arrive in spring and are red but tiny and turn into catkins in the fall. The male catkin is reddish and hangs down, while female catkins are erect. The bark adds interest to a landscape as well as the tree's habit. The bark of young trees is smooth and grayish green, then turns black with attractive furrows as the tree ages. The color gives the tree is the scientific name of "nigra," and the twigs are light-colored and bear leaf scars.