Poplar and Willow Planting Material

    Lignovis produces hybrid-poplar planting material in accordance to the German "Forestry Seed Act" and the EU Directive 1999/105/EC at nursery sites in the Federal State of Saxony.

    Willow planting material is supplied in cooperation with SalixEnergi Europa AB.

    Usually Lignovis offers tailor made and cost efficient full service packages containing planting material, mechanical planting services and advice.

    Planting material can also be delivered separately according to your project specifications. For small SRC projects Lignovis offers poplar and willow cuttings as well as poplar rods through our webshop: www.lignoplant.com

    For the 2020 planting season poplar planting material of the following hybrid-poplar varieties is available: 

    • Max 1, Max 3, Max 4 (P. maximowiczii x P. nigra)
    • Hybrid 275 / NE42/ O.P. 42 (P. maximowiczii x P. trichocarpa)
    • Matrix 11, Matrix 24, Matrix 49 (P. maximowiczii x P. trichocarpa)
    • FastWOOD 1, FastWOOD 2 (P. maximowiczii x P. trichocarpa)
    • Bakan, Skado (P. trichocarpa x P. maximowiczii)
    • Dender, Marke, Bellebeek (P. deltoides x (P. maximowiczii x P. trichocarpa))
    • Vesten, Remus (P. deltoides x P. nigra)


    Willow planting material of the following varieties can be supplied as rods and cuttings:

    • Inger
    • Tordis
    • Sven
    • Tora
    • Klara

    Origin of poplar varietes for short and long term rotation plantations

    Based on Lignovis own multi-year trials of more than 30 poplar clones, we are continuously extending our nursery with new high yielding and healthy poplar clones.

    Since 2018 Lignovis is official distribution partner of Belgium institute INBO (Research Institute for Nature and Forest) with decades of poplar breeding experience. All INBO varieties undergo a selection and testing phase of 15 - 20 year before they are introduced to the market, to secure long term performance and health characteristics. All INBO clones are selected for poplar log production, but some varieties outperform other poplar varieties also when grown as short rotation plantations with 3-year harvesting intervals.

    FastWood1 & FastWood2 are bred by NW-FVA (Nordwestdeutsche Forstliche Versuchsanstalt / Northwestern German Forest Research Agency) and  offer very high yields on medium and good sites.

    Max and Matrix varieties as well as Hybride 275 ensure reliable yields and healthy development on a wide range of site characteristics. Max clones are specifically recommended for short rotation plantations on marginal sites due to their robust development. Matrix and Hybride 275 usually perform better on medium to good sites and offer better tree form than Max clones, which makes them also suitable for longer rotations and log production.

    Willow varieties for short rotation plantations

    As a licensed reseller of Salixenergi Europe AB Lignovis offers high yielding willow varieties bred by Lanntmännen SW Seed. Based on our experiences of Lignovis own plantations, we recommend the varieties Tora, Tordis and Inger for short rotation plantations in Central Europe.

    The willow planting material is produced by Salix Energi Europe AB in Germany and will be stored chilled until delivery.

    Cuttings and rods in various dimensions

    Lignovis offers poplars and willows as unrooted rods and cuttings according to the customer’s requirements. This ranges from 20 cm long cuttings for cutting planting machines (e.g. Ferri Rotor Planter) to 230 cm long rods for rod planting machines (e.g. Step Planter or Egedal Energy Planter) or poplar rods with increased diameter for manual planting.

    Poplar rods
    Poplar cuttings
    Willow rods

    Webshop for planting material

    Customers based in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Sweden could order planting material on our Webshop www.lignoplant.com We look forward seeing you at:


    Please call us: +49 40-18086953

    or write an email: info[at]lignovis.com

    Planting material production

    Poplar nursery in Germany
    Mechanised harvest
    Thick poplar rods
    Chilled storage
    Cutting production
    Cuttings in boxes
    Logistics for large projects