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Lombardy Poplar

Populos nigra


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-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.

Coarse 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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


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:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

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 topsoil from blowing away. They will work just as effectively for your home.

Mediterranean 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

4.1 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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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 8 years ago
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 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
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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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
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
Very fast growing and hardy. Would recomend
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago

Planting & Care

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

Lombardy Poplar Planting Diretions

Lombardy Poplar Trees (Populos nigra) are wonderful for privacy screens, wind barriers and as showpiece trees with their silvery green leaves. They’re a fast growing deciduous tree that does quite well in USDA growing zones 3-9. Lombardy poplars are very cold tolerant and can reach a mature height of 40-60 feet with a spread of 10-15 feet wide. These full sun lovers are very drought tolerant and can be shaped into elegant columnar fashions becoming solid walls that take up little space in your yard. Although not evergreen, they provide great wind blockage and privacy year round!

Lombardy Poplar Planting Directions: Your planting site should be made of loose, quality soil.
1) Dig your hole two times the width and the same depth of the root system of the plant you're working with. This will give the roots plenty of room.
2) Hold the tree straight and begin back filling the hole tamping down as you go to eliminate any air pockets from forming. If pockets of air come in contact with your roots, they will dry out quickly.
3) When the hole has been completely backfilled, water the planting site to help settle the soil.
4) Mulch around the base of the tree to prevent competing weeds/grasses from growing and to conserve water moisture in the soil.
*Planting tip: If you are experiencing extreme temperatures or a severe drought, it’s suggested that you place your tree in the shade, or plant it in a well-shaded area in your lawn. Be sure to provide it with plenty of water because it can dry up easily during extreme heat periods.

Watering: During the first year, make sure your tree gets water during extended dry spells, particularly in the summer months. Drooping leaves are a sign of both over or under watering, so take great care in the watering regiment.

Fertilizer: Fertilize conservatively. Organic fertilizer high in nitrogen works well. You can use Miracle Grow such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 fertilizer formula. Avoid fertilizing the tree directly. Instead, broadcast the fertilizer around the drip line.

Weed Control: Keep weeds and grass two to three feet away from the tree in the first year. Pull the weeds initially, and then you can use a growing mat or mulch. DO NOT spray Roundup near young trees and be careful that wind doesn't blow chemical drifts onto the tree.

Deer: If you think deer may be a problem then you may want to consider caging your trees until they’ve become more established. There are many different animal deterrents out there but deer tend to adapt to different sprays and chemicals used to keep them away. Caging is best to ensure no animals can damage the tree(s).

Insects and Disease: The best defense is a healthy tree. Lombardy Poplar Trees are very hardy. Good soil, proper feeding and keeping the tree from getting too much water are key to its prosperity. If worms begin biting holes in the leaves you can sprinkle sevin dust to get rid of them. These little bites do not affect the tree since it is growing at such a fast rate and putting on so many new leaves.

Winter Dormancy: During late fall and winter, your tree will go dormant. The leaves will fall off and the stem will turn brown. Nothing will be happening above ground, but the roots will continue to grow below, especially during nice days. This winter root growth will help accelerate growth when spring comes.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
fast growing and privacy factor
Arman V on Jul 26, 2018
wanted a tree which grew tall but did not take up the yard.
Richard S on Mar 19, 2018
fast growing and privacy factor
Arman V on Jul 26, 2018
We liked our first batch from last year so ordered more for privacy!
Mark T on May 7, 2018
wanted a tree which grew tall but did not take up the yard.
Richard S on Mar 19, 2018
Looking to cool down our house with shade especially in summer.
Paul H on Dec 20, 2017
Fast growing and prolific to line the drive way at our ranch
Pamela D on Oct 22, 2017
I need some trees that protects the house from strong Colorado winds and at the same time gives privacy next to the fence. I picked this kind because it looks very hardy and serves its purpose, and grows fast as well.
Irene K on Sep 29, 2017
Only tree to fit the space,
Lois L on Sep 25, 2017
We have planted this tree at previous homes in CO and CA and it always grows so fast. Looking for privacy for a deck above a walkout basement.
Robert J on Sep 25, 2017
Wanted a fast growing border
Robin R on Jun 19, 2017
Privacy and blocking an eyesore.
Hetti M on Jun 16, 2017
Need privacy screening!
William P on May 31, 2017
This tree reminds me of California.
Leonor M on May 11, 2017
We need to try and match a few trees that we already have growing.
Brett W on May 9, 2017
jay G on May 3, 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
We liked our first batch from last year so ordered more for privacy!
Mark T on May 7, 2018
Looking to cool down our house with shade especially in summer.
Paul H on Dec 20, 2017
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 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 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.
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 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.
If not an evergreen do they loose there leaves ?
Troy H on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes ... in the Autumn the leaves turn yellow and fall off and come back in the spring. The trees grow amazingly fast... 3 foot trees I planted last Jan - 2016 are over 8 feet tall now.
Lombardy poplar vs. Willow Hybrid which grow faster?
jjj11622 on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It all depends on Mother Nature. The Lombardy Poplar can grow 6 feet or more per year and the Willow Hybrid can grow 6 to 10 feet a year. Both are pretty fast growing trees.
Are these trees deer resistant, I mean will deer feed on these?
Billstem on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have deer run through our yard and I chase them away b/c I love all my trees .. They do like saplings of other trees but I have never had them eat the lombardy poplar. Lombardy is not my favorite tree b/c it is so skinny but it is a great tree for quick growth while waiting for your other trees to grow.
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 :-)
I live on an island in the ocean ... can poplars withstand saltwater?
Melissa on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As a rule poplars are not tolerant of high salt content in water. There has been some research done in California to see if there could be poplar trees bred to tolerate higher concentrations of salt but there has been limited success.
How wide do I plant them from each other ?
Jaime F on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I read somewhere that for a privacy screen plant them 5-6' apart. I planted them 5' apart. They have doubled in size in 1 year! Should have planted 10 of them!
Can these be kept at twenty feet tall?
Tracy S on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can keep them pruned to your desired height.
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.
? my neighbor is taking down his elm trees along the fence line i have limited space on my side i have a driveway but its all dirt no concrete two questions will the old roots from the elm trees effect the poplar and if i keep them trimmed will 3 ft of space be enough from where cars drive to fence line to plane the poplar
Richard z on Sep 21, 2018
Can Lombardy poplar thrive in rocky soil?
Bob F on Sep 9, 2018
Do they lose leaves in So Cal where it’s veru temperate?
Annamarie B on Jul 21, 2018

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