Lombardy Poplar - Populus nigra var. Italica


    Branches upright forming a narrow column. Leaves diamond shaped or triangular finely toothed.

    Identification difficulty

    Widely planted as wind break or ornamental tree.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Deciduous perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent as a planted tree in Leicestershire and Rutland. Not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map