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The foliage of Populua nigra in detail
The foliage of Populua nigra in detail
The pinky red male catkin of Populus nigra in detail
The pinky red male catkin of Populus nigra in detail
A mature specimen of Populus nigra in a rural environment
Medium Black Poplar, Water Poplar from this batch
Populus nigra sample video

Populus nigra

Black Poplar, Water Poplar

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Populus nigra is a Poplar native to Europe and Western Asia; it is a species of Cottonwood Poplar that is now rarely found in England and Europe.

This tree has triangle to diamond shaped leaves that are green on both surfaces.  The trees produce either female or male flowers and therefore need to be pollinated by the wind for fertilisation to occur.  The bark of mature specimens is gnarled and burred and has twigs that are hairless throughout.

In order to find Populus nigra available commercially again in the UK and indeed planted in the landscape, Barcham have been involved in a project to propagate native Black Poplar from male and female trees in Essex.  This project is now producing Medium sized trees for sale and hence these are now available on our website.

At maturity the Black Poplar forms a large, round headed tree which suits the natural landscape of the UK well.  It is a tough specimen that will tolerate exposed conditions and water logging, making it very good for shelterbelt planting, woodlands and parks.

Mature Height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Parkland, Wetland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Spring, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Wet, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.