University of Florida

Populus nigra 'Italica'

Common name(s): Lombardy Poplar, Black Poplar, European Black Poplar

Plant type: deciduous large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: secondary
Time of year to take cuttings: Winter
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting environment: outdoor beds

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Autumn
Preferred temperature for germination: 86 degrees F
Time required for germination: 2 days weeks
Comment: Pre-soaking seeds in a 2 molar solution of sucrose for 30 minutes. Some seeds germinate in 12 hours.