Populus nigra 'Italica' at Fairwater Park

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Populus nigra 'Italica' (centre)
March 2017

Grid reference ST 14153 77939
Common name Lombardy poplar
Origin Italy
Deciduous Yes
Height 29M March 2017
Girth 280cm March 2017
Reference 505

This tree is about 110M south east of the northerly entrance adjacent to the Dell and is part way up the slope leading to the top field.

Populus nigra 'Italica' bark

Populus nigra 'Italica' bark
March 2017

General tree description

Populus nigra 'Italica' is a cultivar of the black poplar, Populus nigra. It is a large (up to 38 metres tall), narrow columnar tree, with close vertical branches and grey-brown, moderately craggy bark that becomes burred with age. The leaves are small (5 to 9cm long), triangular to diamond-shaped, and pointed at the tip. This is a male tree, bearing red catkins in mid spring.