Fast-Growing Wind Break
The Lombardy Poplar is a fast-growing deciduous tree. Save winter heating costs by planting a few as a windbreak or ensure your privacy with a natural, living fence.
From the first year you plant your Lombardy Poplar you’ll be amazed by its growth and appearance. Watch as it its branches seem to stretch toward the sky at a rate of 1-5 feet each year!
Plant them 5’ to 8’ apart and absorb the beauty of the Lombardy’s summer display. Stand anywhere in your yard on a breezy day and relax to the pure music of nature that only its dancing leaves can compose.
You’ll be charmed by the silvery underside of its bright green, heart-shaped leaves catch the light in the radiant sun. The cool slide into autumn brings with it refreshing shades of yellow as your Lombardy sheds its summer coat in preparation for winter.
The Lombardy has become one of the most popular trees in America. It was introduced into the United States for its ornamental properties and as a useful windbreak. Several types of birds enjoy nesting in its branches for the protection it provides.
Many feel that the Lombardy have an elegant appearance with their slender, columnar shape that can reach more than 60 feet into the sky. It will likewise grace your home with its dignity and charm.
|Family||Populus nigra 'Italica'|
|Mature Height||40 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Form||Narrow, Columnar|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Green Catkins|