POPULUS nigra ‘Italica’

Poplar, Lombardy –

0598 “The European countryside wouldn’t look the same without the beautiful columnar forms of Lombardy poplar spotted among the fields. Originating in Italy some 300 years ago, this male selection first served as a windbreak and as a source of building and fencing material. It bears broad triangular bright green leaves on short ascending branches. Foliage turns golden in fall, adding color and drama to the rural landscape. The flowers are insignificant. The yellowish-brown trunk typically gives rise to numerous sprouts. Plants often sucker, producing fast-growing shoots from their roots.

This fast-growing, short-lived tree does best in sun, moist well drained soil, and cold winters. Trees are voracious water seekers with a dense network of fine fibrous roots. Plant far from underground utilities. It is most often propagated by simply inserting a cutting into soil. This is the farm, ranch and rural homesite tree for creating dramatic vertical elements to direct the eye, or to mark entries with twin sentinals.”

Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item. 

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Poplar, Lombardy
Italica
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3-9
Spring

Green, Yellow Green



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40-50′
10-15′

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