Populus nigra 'Italica' at Victoria Park

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Populus nigra 'Italica'
March 2015

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Populus nigra 'Italica'
mid May 2015

Grid reference ST 15347 77037
Common name Lombardy poplar
Origin Italy
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 32M March 2015
Height 32M June 2017
Girth 416cm March 2015
Girth 428cm June 2017
Reference 144

This tree is just south of the north west entrance to the park.

Populus nigra 'Italica' bark

Populus nigra 'Italica' bark
May 2015

Populus nigra 'Italica' leaf

Populus nigra 'Italica' leaf
late May 2016

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.