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    Lombardy poplar is best suited as a street tree or short-lived privacy screen. It is very fast-growing to approximately 40 feet.

    Latin Name

    Populus nigra 'Italica'


    Family

    Salicaceae


    Also Known As

    Black Poplar


    Type of Plant

    Tree

    Bloom Season

    March - April


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 50'
    Max Spread: 15'

    Uses

  • Street Tree
  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, northern Africa, western Asia


    History

    George Washington planted Lombardy poplars many times at Mount Vernon as part of a plan to create fast-growing, dense living fences.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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