Lombardy Poplar is an old-fashion landscape tree that was once popular for lining entry drives or creating vertical spires. Seldom recommended for use today due to severe problems with fatal trunk cankers.
Plant Habit or Use:
Tree, medium tree, large tree
None, male clone
40 ft to 50 ft but seldom reaches this before diseased, capable of 90 ft in perfect conditions.
10 ft to 15 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Low Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: High Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Medium Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Low Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Medium Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
One or more plants are almost always killed after a few years in a planting, thus ruining the desired uniformity of a row planting; also tends to sucker prolifically from the roots becoming a weed problem; performs better in arid West Texas than in humid East Texas.