Scientific Name: Populus nigra 'Italica' Form: Columnar
Common Name:Lombardy poplar Texture:Medium
Family Name:SalicaceaeHabit: Fastigiate, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 3 - 4m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Rhomboidal, Deltoid, Crenate, Serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Red, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Wind break
Key ID Features:Tree tall, narrowly columnar; bark fissured, braided to diamond pattern; leaves deltoid, glossy, dark green, <10 cm long, serrated margins; male catkins only, red.