Black Poplar - Populus nigra

The Black Poplar is a large, fast-growing, broad-headed tree, it was once common on flood plains and in river valleys, but the destruction of habitat and hybridisation with other species has meant that this ecologically important tree is now seriously endangered and has become Britain's rarest tree.

Diamond-shaped leaves extending to 10cm long. The leaves are glossy, opening with a bronze tint in spring, and darkening to a glossy dark green before turning yellow at autumn time. The bark is very dark brown, almost black, and deeply fissured. The trunk is heavily burred.

The current height of our Black Poplar trees is approximately 30-50cm and they can be planted out all year round.

  • Plant in full sun or part shade
  • Likes deep rich moist soils
  • Very rare in the UK
  • Produces light, strong, heat resistant timber



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