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PlantFiles: Lombardy Poplar
Populus nigra 'Italica'

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Family: Salicaceae (sal-i-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Populus (POP-yoo-lus) (Info)
Species: nigra (NY-gruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Italica

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Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lkz5ia On Jul 18, 2008, lkz5ia from Denison, IA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Lombardy grows fast here, but has short lifespan that averages out to 15 years. The lifespan can be extended if pollarded. A couple of my lombardy poplars were nearing the end of their life and I reinvigorated them by cutting them down to the stumps, and also caused some root sprouting to occur.

This poplar has a very narrow stature, and if one has the space for it, its worth growing.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Flagstaff, Arizona
Denison, Iowa
Falmouth, Kentucky
Falling Waters, West Virginia



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