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Lombardi Pine and Lombardi Poplars

Discussion in 'Nursery' started by wimperk, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. wimperk

    wimperk ArboristSite Lurker

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    IN SEARCH OF... some seedlings of both Lombardi Pines and Poplars. We want to plant them to grow into a visual barrier along one side of our property. Live in NE Florida. No nurseries around here seem to have them.
     
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    I dought that Lombardi poplar will do well in Fla. It likes cooler weather then here in MKE, WI. Cankers up real fast and falls apart.

    I've seen the do real well in the northern part of this state. I think Lomabrd IT is in the high alpine.
     
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    Lombardi pines & poplars

    Lombard poplars do seem to do well here in Florida, but do suffer from canker and aren't as hardy as pines. I still want to find a source for the tall, column-like Lombardi Pines... we want to block the view from a neighboring vacant lot - that would overlook our pond... to discourage the future owners from building where they can see the view (and us) while we fish, swim, etc.

    Know any sources?
     
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    Lombardy poplars grow quite readily from large cuttings. Put a branch up to 2" diameter firmly into the ground in autumn/winter, and keep moist for a year, it should form roots. They grow so fast, that within a few years, it will have outgrown the majority of nursery grown stock available to buy. Well , thats here in london anyway.
     
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    I've never heard of Lombardi pines. Are you sure you don't mean Loblolly pines or maybe Leyland cypress. The cultivar 'Nana' would make a nice screen and only reaches about ten feet or so. Pinus taeda 'Nana'. Stay away from Lombardi poplars. They only live about ten to fifteen years here in Florida and they usually look terrible.

    Some others suitable for screening are, 'Fastigiate' European hornbeam, Armstrong maple, "Fastigiata' Alder, and Fastigiate English oak.

    Possible sources are:

    Blair Nurseries
    7480 S State Road 121
    MacClenny, FL 32063
    904-259-6281

    Central Florida Lands/Timber
    Rt1 Box 899
    Mayo, FL 32066
    904-294-1211

    Superior Trees
    PO Box 9325
    Lee, FL 32059
    850-971-5159

    T&J Nursery
    Rt # Box 153
    Lake City, FL 32025
    800-557-3806
     
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    wimperk ArboristSite Lurker

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    Thanks for your thoughtful, thorough reply...

    I will check into the other trees you suggested. I probably am confused... I'm just looking for the column-like evergreen trees, that seem to grow 30-40 feet tall.

    Happy holidays!

    Karen
     

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