- Suitable as a woodland tree or parkland tree or windbreak especially in coastal areas and exposed sites
- Non-native (originates from France)
- Safe to plant near livestock (non-toxic)
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The specifications shown below are our normal range but we often have additional options. If there is something that you are looking for, it's often worth contacting us.
|Product Options||Height||Age||Root Type||Specification||1+||100+||250+||Quantity Qty|
|60-80cm||1 yr||Bare Root||1+0 seedling||£1.00 (ex. VAT)||£0.90 (ex. VAT)||£0.80 (ex. VAT)||Out of stock | Email me when back in stock|
|80-100cm||1 yr||Bare Root||1+0 seedling||£1.20 (ex. VAT)||£1.10 (ex. VAT)||£1.00 (ex. VAT)||Out of stock | Email me when back in stock|
We have bare root False Lombardy Poplar trees in various sizes. The 1+0 specification plants are seedlings (often called whips) which were planted from seed in the spring and are sold during the following November to April months ie they are 1 year old.
You can read more about the specifications we offer on the tab just below the pricing table - to the right of this product description.
False Lombardy Poplars also commonly called Hybrid Poplars are tall trees with a narrow vertical (broadening to conical) habit and are suited to a variety of uses in exposed sites and in damper areas. They have straight trunks with regular branching and symmetrical upward facing branches. A very attractive species for a windbreak where planted in multiples or parkland tree where planted singly, as well as a woodland tree. It's a very good timber tree quickly producing strong timber - or it can be coppiced and will re-grow quickly.
This species is suitable for exposed and coastal areas due to be wind resistant although it is also commonly planted in urban and landscape settings, wherever there is fertile, moist soil. Its most common use is planted as a windbreak for buildings or farms. It is sensitive to dry conditions and frost but will cope with occasionally waterlogged soil.
Bronze leaves in spring, turning green as summer progresses, and then yellowish/green. False Lombardy Poplar can be described as a "leafy tree" which helps make it good as a windbreak. It has triangular to diamond-shaped leaves which emerge early. It produces flowers in the form of showy, reddish male catkins.
False Lombardy Poplars are fast growing (1.5 - 1.8m pa) and become tall trees, at about 30m height.
This section gives definitions on the specifications of plants that we sell. We are specialists in field grown (or bare root) plants which are grown in two ways. The majority are grown from seed, some are ready within one growing season (seedlings or 1+0's) and some species require two growing seasons (1u1's). In addition to growing from seed we also grow from small plants or cuttings (transplants) which are much more widely spaced (taking more land, more irrigation water, fertilisers and labour). There are only a handful of bare root wholesale nurseries in the UK and of those even fewer grow transplants but Ray Jenkins has many years' experience of transplanting so we grow these in large volumes. Ray has written this blog about the benefits of bare root plants and how they are grown and another blog which gives further detail on bare root specifications.
The detailed specifications are shown below. If you are in doubt about what specification to use please email us on email@example.com with a description of the project (and photos if appropriate) and we will advise you.
1+0 - field grown in one season from seed, known as a seedling (sometimes called a whip), generally a slender single stem plant. These are the cheapest specification and are particularly suitable for planting where weed competition will be less intense, soil is shallow or on exposed windy sites. Gives a high root to shoot ratio and minimal plant "check".
2+0 - a 2 year seedling, field grown from seed in the same seed bed in two growing seasons where the species cannot be grown to a saleable plant from seed in one season
1U1 - 2 year old plant called an undercut, field grown for two seasons in the same seed bed and undercut by machine (a sharp blade cutting the roots under the soil level) after the first year to develop the root structure. We do this with several species which take 2 years to develop (eg oak, beech, hornbeam)
1+1 - 2 year old plant (transplant) grown from seed in the first year and then transplanted into a different area of the field and spaced out for the second growing season - a robust plant with a larger and more robust root system than seedling or undercut plant which will enable it to better withstand drought and weed competition. Often the best choice and the staple norm for farm hedging and this specification is a requirement of the Countryside Stewardship Grant
1+2- a 3 year old plant, two years field growing in the seedbed and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further two growing seasons giving a tall, stocky, bushy plant
2+1- a 3 year old plant, two years field growing in the seedbed and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further growing season, giving a strong bushy plant
3+1 - as above but field grown for a further growing season for more height and a very bushy plant
1+3- 4 year old, one year field growing in the seed beds and then transplanted (and spaced out) for three years, giving a very strong, bushy plant
2+2- 4 year old, two years field growing in the seed beds and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further two years - a very mature plant suited to certain species like beech and hornbeam where we can offer almost instant hedging
and some that are a bit different.....
P9 - a plant grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel in a 9cm pot (for holly which germinates poorly in the field)
Cell grown - a plant grown in small deep cells (like a small yogurt pot) and then lifted out of those for transportation. Commonly used in forestry and large hedging projects. Very high quality plants with excellent success rate. See our blog on the benefits of cell grown plants.
C+1 or C+2 - a 3 or 4 year old plant initally started as hardwood cuttings grown on for a year as cell grown plants and then lined out in fields to grow on for a further 1 or 2 years (a technique used for Cherry Laurel)