Populus nigra 'Italica' (Lombardy Poplar)

Lombardy Poplar


Bareroot from November to April

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You can pre-order these plants from our webshop from 1st June, for delivery mid-November onwards.

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Non-trade pricing

Price £ each (ex. VAT)
Height Age 1+ 25+ 100+ 500+ 1000+
0+1 1.20 0.78 0.69 0.66 0.60

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Minimum order values
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Delivery to UK mainland is included for stock orders over £750 + VAT (subject to postcode surcharges). For full details on delivery, please view our delivery page.


The very upright, columnar shape of the Lombardy Poplar is a common sight in both urban and rural areas where it has been planted to screen buildings or provide shelter from strong winds. Its highly ornamental shape has ensured its inclusion in parklands and large gardens. Originally propagated from cuttings from a tree in Italy in the eighteenth century, it is now found all over the world.

Site and soil

Well-drained soil in full sun; avoid chalky situations. Wind tolerant.

Height and spread

After 10 years: 10m x 2m
After 20 years: 17m x 3m

Leaf and bark

The triangular leaves are glossy dark green to 10cm long, changing to yellow before leaf fall in autumn. The bark is dark brown and ridged.

Flower, seed and fruit

The Lombardy Poplar is a male clone so cannot produce seed. The red male catkins appear in March.


Screening, wind-break, specimen tree, avenues.


The Lombardy Poplar attracts a range of insects. Its dense habit makes it a good nesting site for birds.


The Lombardy Poplar does not require pruning.