NOTE:  THIS ITEM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING UNTIL JUNE 1, 2022 - DESCRIPTION: Great alternative for the Swedish Columnar Aspen. Fast growing, upright columnar form with very compact branching habit...
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NOTE:  THIS ITEM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING UNTIL JUNE 1, 2022 - DESCRIPTION: Great alternative for the Swedish Columnar Aspen. Fast growing, upright columnar form with very compact branching habit and deep green foliage. Leafs out earlier than Swedish Aspen. Golden yellow fall colour. Excellent for screens & windbreaks. Perfect for small yards. Best in a moist, well-drained soil.

BOTANICAL NAME: Populus tremuloides 'Prairie Skyrise' PBR4582 PPAF
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 13 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1.8 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Insignificant
FLOWERING TIME: N/A
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average - Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Columnar, Fall Colour

HEIGHT AT TIME OF SHIPPING: 5 gallon 4-6 feet, 10 gallon 6-8 feet, 15 gallon 8-12 feet. These sizes are approximate and may vary slightly year to year or even depending on the time of year. Height is that of the tree itself and does not include the height of the container. 

Description:

This variety is extremely upright and narrow, with ascending branches that are tight to the central leader; round leaves flutter in the slightest breeze, and turn bright yellow-gold in the fall; an impressive landscape accent

Ornamental Features

Prairie Skyrise Aspen has green foliage throughout the season. The round leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow and gold in the fall. The smooth white bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Prairie Skyrise Aspen is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Prairie Skyrise Aspen is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Prairie Skyrise Aspen will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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