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Lombardy Poplar
Populus nigra

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra) French names: Peuplier noir, Peuplier noir d'Italie

Family: Willow Family (Salicaceae)

Group: Poplars & Aspens

Distinctive features: Tree; Tall narrow pillar-like shape.

Similar species:
  •   Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) - Leaves are bigger; tree lacks the pillar shape of Lombardy Poplar.

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Toothed

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Trees in Canada: 350   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: nigra: black

Photographs: 20 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra) trees

Lombardy Poplars have a distinctive shape.

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra) trees

A line of Lombardy Poplars along a country road.

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra) leaf

A Lombardy Poplar leaf, upper surface.

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra) leaf

Underisde of a leaf.

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra) bark

Lombardy Poplar bark.

Range map for Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)