Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉) 3-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Populos nigra
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Fast-Growing Privacy Wind Break
Block the wind, lower your heating bills, and enjoy your yard throughout the summer and winter, all at the same time. With the Lombardy Poplar, it's possible - simply plant one every 5 to 8 feet, and you'll have a dense barrier that can reach heights of 60 feet or more, quickly.
Nothing stops the wind faster. Lombardy Poplars commonly grow 6 feet per year, with some reaching growth rates of 9 to 12 feet. You often see Lombardys planted around farm fields to keep topsoil from blowing away - and they'll work just as effectively for your home.
Plus, their Mediterranean look adds value to your property. These plush Poplars grow in an elegant, columnar fashion. Use them to line your driveway, the road or the edges of your property. Line your Northern borders for a full, voluminous look that's enviable.
Best of all? When you plant Lombardy Poplars, you get a large, solid wall, without taking up a lot of yard space. Unusual, upward-sloping branches form a stunning, columnar outline that's second to none. In fact, songbirds particularly love these trees for nesting and shelter.
Plant today and you'll have silver-green leaves and unusual branches swaying in the breeze in no time. Lombardy Poplar Trees are not evergreens, but they continue to provide great wind blockage and privacy throughout the year. Order a few (or more) of your own today!
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Great so far.
My trees arrived looking good even though FexX was delayed by 3 days of scheduled arrival. We have already had a early snow in zone 7 and the trees still look great. I am very happy enough to the point of ordering another tree that should be here tomorrow FedX will. So far they rate a 5. Hoping it continues to next spring.
FAST GROWING AND HARDY LIMITED LIFE SPAN
Planted 50 + of these beween my property and the condos they build next to me . They were supposed to have a longer lifespan than other ones I have planted They grew very fast and looked beautiful BUT at 15 years they started to die within 2 years they were all dead . It took 3 weeks to take down 50+ mature trees most 40 - 50 ft. Tall and around 18 inches at the base and take out the stumps . If someone would have to pay to take them down it could cost a small forture . Think about this before planting .
THRILLED WITH POPLARS
The trees arrived packaged very well and with care. Unfortunately it waa a week before my gardener could plant them but I kept them watered and they held up very well. It's been a few weeks and they are beginning to take a lot of healthy new growth. I waa initially skeptical about ordering on line but I'm am very pleased that I did. I highly recommend this company .
They all died. The trunks were hollow.
I loved the trees but they didn't seem to like north Texas. After reaching full height and served as a great wind break they all died within a year . The trees were all hollow. I was told our soil lacked the proper nutrients for the Lombardy.
2 of 3 doing well.
I ordered 3 trees. 2 were in good form upon arrival. The third I really doubted I would be able to save at all. After much care it has survived but is very stunted compared to the others and has very few leaves very low on trunk. The other 2 are doing well and the third continues to struggle. But the 2 well trees more than meet the description given as well as my expectations and needs.
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|