Populus - Trembling / Quaking Aspen

DESCRIPTION:  A delicate native of the North American forest, with showy white bark and leaves that flutter in the faintest breeze; suckers vigorously, doesn't tolerate polluted conditions well, best left...
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DESCRIPTION:  A delicate native of the North American forest, with showy white bark and leaves that flutter in the faintest breeze; suckers vigorously, doesn't tolerate polluted conditions well, best left in a natural forest setting or a suburban woodland composition.

BOTANICAL NAME: Populus tremuloides 
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 10 Meters
AVERAGE SPREAD: 5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Insignificant
FLOWERING TIME: NA
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 1 ( Should survive below -45.6º Celcius )
WATER NEEDS: Average - Drought & Moisture tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Fall Colour, Native

Ornamental Features

Trembling Aspen has green foliage throughout the season. The round leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The smooth white bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Trembling Aspen is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. 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 high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering
  • Insects
  • Disease

Trembling Aspen is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Trembling Aspen will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 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 quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This species is native to parts of North America.

Returns Policy

You may return new/unplanted items within 24 hours of delivery for a full refund. We'll also cover the return shipping costs if an item is incorrect, of poor quality, etc.). You should expect to receive your refund within one to five days of giving your item(s) to the return shipper. This includes the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (1 to 5 business days). If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail as to which day it will be picked up and your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

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