Also called Italian poplar
Attractive and fast-growing! Plant these lovely, column-shaped trees 10' apart for summer shade or 5' apart in a line to create a windbreak – opposing winter wind even when the leaves have dropped. A natural, eco-friendly way to save on cooling and heating costs and control soil erosion. Inconspicuous red flowers in spring. Does not set fruit. Gorgeous golden foliage puts on a show in fall. Grows 1-5' per year once established. Matures to be 50-60' tall. Cold-hardy. Populus nigra 'Italica'