Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 40-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Populos nigra
- Does Not Ship To:
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Fast-Growing Privacy Wind Break
Why Lombardy Poplar Trees?
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 amazing heights 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
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. And we've planted, grown and shipped each Lombardy Poplar from our nursery for amazing results...now, you reap the rewards.
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
When I ordered my Lombardy tree it came with dead leaves, the dirt was not in the pot and the roots were all over the place. But I contacted Fast Growing Trees with pictures and they immediately sent another one out to us. It is growing great in our backyard.
WE will buy more. Surprised the good condition of trees being transported so far.
In April, I took a chance and bought 3 Lombardy Poplar from FastGrowing. Three months later, they are absolutely excellent trees. They are taking on the beautiful shape of a classic Lombardy Poplar. Such a joy to have three of these monsters in the backyard.
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 .
Planting & Care
1. Planting: These full sun lovers (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) 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 all year.
When you're ready to plant, 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. Hold the tree straight and begin back filling the hole tamping down as you go to eliminate any air pockets from forming. When the hole has been completely backfilled, water the planting site to help settle the soil. Mulch around the base of the tree to prevent competing weeds/grasses from growing and to conserve water moisture in the soil.
FGT 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.
2. 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 ensure you water your Lombardy about once or twice weekly.
3. Fertilizing: Fertilize conservatively. Organic fertilizer high in nitrogen works well. You can use a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 fertilizer formula. Avoid fertilizing the tree directly. Instead, broadcast the fertilizer around the drip line.
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 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|