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Lombardy Poplar

Populos nigra


1. Height

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  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever planted! Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- Planting Mix
Lombardy Poplar Planting Mix

Helps your Lombardy Poplar get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 3-9
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.


Full Sun


5-8 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Populos nigra

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Fast Growing Privacy Wind Break

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast, Pretty, but limited Life!
I have used these trees for years, but be warned, they have a limited life span. Also they have an very intrusive root system.
August 12, 2015
Haysville , KS
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.
January 1, 2013
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 tree
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
over 7 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
Growth Rate
Great for borders around the yard.
The trees grow 5 to 8 feet per year and are great for seclusion. I keep the bottom trimmed up to 5 feet for mowing behind. The are susceptible to decease in the roots. make sure and feed them with 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer.
August 25, 2015
lubbock, TX
over 2 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Very fast growing and hardy. Would recomend
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Fast Growing, Highly Recommend!
Super fast growing. Purchased four of the 5' trees in September 2015 to plant along the fences for quick privacy and much needed shade. It's been 10 months and they're all over 10 feet tall already! They love water and grown like crazy when it rains. We had snow in winter and its been over 100 degrees thus Summer and they just look great. I highly recommend them and only wish I'd purchased more.
July 27, 2016
Pasadena, MD
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Lombardy Poplar

Lombardy Poplar Planting Diretions 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I live right where there is a golf course and I want to block the balls from coming to my home. I also love the color.
Mirna r on Mar 29, 2017
privacy and fast growing.
Bill H on Feb 16, 2017
I live right where there is a golf course and I want to block the balls from coming to my home. I also love the color.
Mirna r on Mar 29, 2017
they grow fast and make a privacy border,
lisa s on Mar 11, 2017
privacy and fast growing.
Bill H on Feb 16, 2017
I need a screen between me and the neighbor fast and it has to be tall enough to hide her white plastic roof! It's not evergreen, but we only have a few months of winter in which I can pretend the roof has snow on it.
valerie l on Nov 3, 2016
Because a customer picked them out.
Sean S on Sep 16, 2016
Beautiful, regal, trees. : )
christine m on Sep 11, 2016
They are stately and my red tips photinias just succumbed to illness so I needed to replace the privacy screen along my property border.
Sharon M on Sep 6, 2016
Fast growing
Lenny D on Aug 10, 2016
Growth rate and coverage (plus they look cool!)
Kathleen K on Jul 11, 2016
I have had Lombardy Poplar's at a previous resident. Fast growing, beautiful!!!!!
Wanda E on Jul 10, 2016
I like the look of the trees and it was refer to me by someone who look up the product.
Fredrick D on Jun 11, 2016
Wind and noise break
Bart L on Mar 17, 2016
You offer a specific product at a reasonable price. If all works well, I will be very pleased, maybe even thrilled! Thanks.
jean e on Mar 16, 2016
Hernan S on Mar 6, 2016
Fast growing is the main reason I picked this product.
Debby W on Dec 14, 2015
Have used these trees before and they grow fast and look very nice. Also don't take up alot of space.
Debbie W on Aug 22, 2015
they grow fast and make a privacy border,
lisa s on Mar 11, 2017
I need a screen between me and the neighbor fast and it has to be tall enough to hide her white plastic roof! It's not evergreen, but we only have a few months of winter in which I can pretend the roof has snow on it.
valerie l on Nov 3, 2016
how tall is the tree when shipped?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2014
How close to a fence can I plant this tree?
ashley y on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Two to three feet, depending on whether you want to walk between them
How close to a fence can I plant this tree?
Ashley Y on Apr 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted 12 of these around the fence about 3 feet apart from each tree and fence. Wide enough that I can mow behind them.
How far from the fence do you plant the tree?
carrie n on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant them 5-8 feet away from the fence.
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.
How close to a fence can these be planted? Can they be planted near a driveway (root issues)? thanks.
GoodNeighbor on May 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not plant close to a driveway as they have pretty long roots to hold up the tall narrow tree.
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
How far from a house should I plant this tree to be sure the root system won't damage the foundation?
bridgett on Oct 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have a non-invasive tap root system, that would not affect any foundation.
When do you expect to get the Lombardy Poplars back in stock?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At this time we are out of stock on this particular tree. It is not likely we will have them in for fall planting. We hope to have more in towards spring.
Does this tree provide privacy year round?
Bobby on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tree is deciduous--it sheds its leaves during the winter.
I love in Folsom, California (near Sacramento) - Do these trees have leaves year round?
Heather D on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not likely, it gets cold enough there to have leaves change & fall. I live over the hill in Carson, which is colder but they definitely change and fall here.
Are they like evergreen that stays green in winter?
privacy trees on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, poplars have a beautiful yellow fall color like in the picture and they will loose their foliage... A deciduous tree :-)
Are these trees somewhat deer resistant? Do the deer absolutely love to eat them down?
Debbie on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They grow so fast the deer will not be able to keep up with them. I have 8 of them screening a fence, they have grown at lease 15 feet in a little over a year. Awesome trees.
How fast do they grow?
J B on Jul 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 6' per year once established.
How long do Lombardy Poplars live?
Lynnette E on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. Lombardy Poplars have been known to live up to 20 years with proper care. Please let us know if you have additional questions please contact us at 1-888-504-2001.
are the roots close to the top of the soil?
cheryl b on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: After about 16-20 years you might see some surface roots start to develop.

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