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Lombardy Poplar

Lombardy Poplar

Lombardy Poplar

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You will be amazed by how quickly your trees grow into a charming living fence.

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Lombardy Poplar

Fast Growing Privacy Wind Break

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Block the Wind... Lower Your Heating Bills... Enjoy Your Yard Summer & Winter. Plant 5-8 feet apart and you will quickly have a dense barrier that can reach 60 ft or more.

Nothing stops the wind faster. They commonly grow 6 feet a year and some people report growth rates of 9-12 ft. You often see Lombardy's planted around farm fields to keep top soil from blowing away. They will work just as effectively for your home.

Mediteranian look adds value to your property. They grow in an elegant columnar fashion. Use them to line your driveway, a road or the edges of your property. Line your Northern borders and feel like you moved your home hundreds of miles to the South.

You get a large solid wall, without taking up a lot of yard space. The unusual, upward-sloping branches form a stunning, columnar outline. Songbirds particularly love these trees for nesting and shelter.

Plant today and in no time you’ll enjoy watching the silver green leaves and unusual branches swaying in the breeze. Lombardy Poplar trees are not evergreens, but they continue to provide great wind blockage and privacy throughout the year.






Growing Zones: 3-9

Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Populos nigra
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-9
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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

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Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Lombardy Poplar can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant your Lombardy Poplar

Specific Directions for Lombardy Poplar

Your Lombardy Poplar trees will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Lombardy Poplars prefer full sunlight, but can tolerate shade. Plant your Lombardy Poplar Trees about 8 feet apart to create a wind breaking privacy screen.

Lombardy Poplars will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Make sure that your Lombardy Poplars don't sit in a low area of your yard that collects standing water. Your soil should be kept moist, but not over saturated.

Every year in the early Spring and early Fall fertilize your Lombardy Poplar Trees with a fertilizer that's high in nitrogen. We recommend using formula 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Lombardy Poplar.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Lombardy Poplar gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Lombardy Poplar again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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By: Cathy
I have planted the Lombardy Poplar Trees for privacy from the two story house behind us and as a wind break. The trees have grown at least 8 feet in the one year that I have had them. I hope that they continue to grow until I have a total privacy wall behind our house.

By: Martine in Riverside, CA
wonderful trees. beautiful shape. indeed fast growing! , much more so when grown on the south side of our house. the one grown on the north side of our house has lagged in growth compared-- but not disappointingly so., the southside tree is providing summer shade already and has cooled the room that otherwise was so hot in the summer. thank you for a beautiful and functional tree that was quite affordable. These California trees look great.

By: Tod in Phoenix, AZ
I have found Lombardy poplars growing from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the desert southwest ,Phoenix, AZ,. Northern California and Nevada are laced with lombardies. The 6 foot lombardies I purchased in February are now ,at the end of the Phoenix, AZ growing season, about 10-12 feet tall. A great fast-grower for screening a fence line or as a windbreak. Very popular with many species of birds. You can find lombardies as specimen trees

By: Tim in Lansing, MI
We bought these trees to make a privacy fence between us and our neighbors. They are growing great. All but one has grown 3 feet in the first year.

By: Paul in Pine Plains, NY
I planted these Lombardy Poplar trees about two and a half years ago and in their first season were subjected to three months of very strong winds. Despite that they are brilliant, beyond my expectations. I would suggest wind protection and annual fertilizing to promote healthy growth. I cant wait until next year to see how much more they progress.

By: Eran Lyle
Awesome!

By: mario guzman
I purchased seven of this trees almost 3 years ago. they were around 4 ft at the time. Today they are 15 to 20 FT tall. The only problem is that one of the trees looks different then the others. I suspect that it's of the same "family" but the leaves are smaller and the tree struggles in the Kasas heat, loosing is leaves by july everyear.

By: Andy
Very fast growing and hardy. Would recomend

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How many trees are in one order?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: 1 but another was shipped when the first was not satisfactoey
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How much water do they require and what do the roots do?
Mark W on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: We water them three times a week on a drip system for 15 minutes. During the first six months we did an additional hand watering -- probably 2 gallons each once a week. We've had them about 18 months now and they are full of leaves and about 8 feet tall.
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