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DESCRIPTION: Most popular narrow columnar tree used in urban landscapes. Small serrated oval leaves are reddish-green in spring, matures to green then turns a nice red and yellow colour in fall. If using as a screen or hedge, spacing should be at least 1.5-1.8 meters ( or 5-6 feet ) center to center to help prevent plant issues. This spacing will ensure proper screening for you while also allowing to prevent disease and create a proper healthy environment for the aspens.
BOTANICAL NAME: Populus tremula 'Erecta'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1.8 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
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. 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.
Swedish Columnar Aspen has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Swedish Columnar 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 is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Swedish Columnar Aspen is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Swedish Columnar Aspen will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of about 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 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 an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. 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.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.