name botanical:Populus nigra 'Italica'
family:Willow family (Salicaceae)
height:up to 30 m (99 ft)
The leaves of Black poplar are triangular and glossy green. The leaf margin is notched.
The flowers form catkins. The reddish, male catkins are about 12 cm (4.7 in) long and hang down. The female catkins stand.
The poplar produces a lot of seed wool. When the seeds come off it looks as if it snows.
The twigs are yellowish to light brown with leaf scars. The buds are heaped and are thick, brownish and pointed.
bark:The bark is whitish first smooth, later barky black with deep furrows.
root:Shallow-rooting plant, far reaching roots
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:sandy to loamy to strong loamy
ph value:neutral to alkaline
single tree or planting in groups, pioneer plant
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