Populus nigra 'Italica' at Waterloo Gardens

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Populus nigra 'Italica'
September 2015

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Populus nigra 'Italica'
early November 2015

Grid reference ST 20017 77885
Common name Lombardy poplar
Origin Italy
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2015
Height 27M November 2015
Girth 417cm November 2015
Reference 330
Tree felled during work on flood relief scheme February 2017

This tree is close to the north east gate and Sturminster Road.

Populus nigra 'Italica' bark

Populus nigra 'Italica' bark
November 2015

Populus nigra 'Italica' foliage

Populus nigra 'Italica' foliage
early November 2015

Populus nigra 'Italica' leaf

Populus nigra 'Italica' leaves
early November 2015

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.