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Lombardy Poplar (Hedging)

Populus nigra 'Italica',Lady Poplar

Hardy Tree

Often seen towering above the landscape in neat rows, Poplar trees are commonly used by farmers as windbreaks. They can also be happily incorporated into a hedging scheme as they will quickly adapt to being clipped regularly and this will encourage them to bush out and form an effective screen. The almost triangular shaped leaves turn to lovely shades of yellow before they fall to reveal the rough bark, the Lombardy Poplar's dense growth makes it attractive to nesting birds and it is also a good home for many insects. Supplied as 60 - 90 cm bare roots (24 - 31") Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (26'). Planting distance: 45cm (18"). (3 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

Culinary note: Some parts of this plant are edible. The inner bark of this tree can be cut into strips and cooked like noodles or alternatively dried and crushed to add to flour to use in breadmaking. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
hedges, low maintenance garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 bare root hedging plant

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £6.99
    • 10 bare root hedging plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £24.99
    • 25 bare root hedging plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £34.99
    • 50 bare root hedging plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £69.99
    • 100 bare root hedging plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £129.99
    • 250 bare root hedging plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £299.99
    • 500 bare root hedging plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £549.99
    • 1000 bare root hedging plants

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £999.99
Prior to planting Poplar, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery, and water well to settle the soil.
Water young plants during particularly dry periods until fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the hedge. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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