The Lombardy Poplar Tree- Ships 1-3 Feet in Height
The Lombardy Poplar Tree, or Populus Nigra, is a deciduous tree, best known for its unique branching structure and its columnar shape. This tree commonly grows up to six feet per year, to a height of forty to fifty feet at maturity. The branches of the Lombardy Poplar typically start near the ground and grow in parallel to the trunk. This tree is commonly used as a boarder to a property or a privacy fence, as the trees do well when planted in a row that allows for eight to ten foot spacing. The Lombardy Poplar grows best in a sandy soil, a well-drained loam, or clay. The PH should be between 4.5 and 8.5. This will allow for the area needed for its extensive root structure to provide the proper nutrients to the tree. The will grow best in USDA hardiness zones, 3-9a. Meaning that it can thrive even in colder climates, though it is best if they can be planted in full sunlight. The diamond shaped leaves, that turn to a fiery golden hue in the fall, offer a stunning contrast to the nearly black bark of the trunk that gets darker as it matures. The tree is often referred to as a, black poplar. The way that the branches follow the same direction as the trunk when they grow, lends to a pillar shape that makes defining a boarder quite easy. Its rapid growth rate, allows this tree to quickly transform the look and feel of a back yard or even a farm. The diverse climate range, insures that this tree will grow nicely in most places, which makes the Lombardy Poplar a great choice for the landscaper in need of shade, a wind break, or privacy screen that doubles as an attractive accent to any property.
Common Name- Lombardy poplar Latin Name- Populus nigra Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9a Mature Height- 50-60 feet Mature Width- 10-15 feet Bloom Season- Early spring
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