Populus tremuloides

Quaking Aspen
Quaking Aspen
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

30-60′ x 15-25′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Green

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Fall Color

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

A1-A3, 1-7, 14-19

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

1-8B

Moderate-growing deciduous tree with a narrow, upright growth-habit to 30-60’ tall x 15-25’ wide. Best-suited to higher elevations (to 9,000’) with cool, moist winters and warm summers, this popular species features upright-growing branches clad with rounded, medium-green leaves that rustle in the summer breeze and turn brilliant shades of golden-yellow in the cool of fall. Adding further appeal to this vigorous species is its attractive greenish-gray to creamy-white bark. Well-suited for lining country driveways, as a mass-planted windbreak or grove, or for planting in lines to distinguish boundaries in rural areas. This species has a propensity to sucker, and can be a voracious water seeker which should be considered when choosing a planting location. While able to withstand dry soil conditions, best growing results are achieved with an evenly moist soil in a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 1-8B
Sunset Zone: A1-A3, 1-7, 14-19

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