Populus tremuloides

Quaking Aspen

Light, airy leaves rustling in even the slightest breeze create the delicate sound of Poplars and the smaller-growing Aspens. Grown commercially, their slender gray trunks are cut for pulpwood. Rapid-growing, they are frequently planted along avenues and in dry prairie regions for windbreaks and screens. Position them where their long roots will not clog drains or crack pavement. Tolerant of drought, city conditions and salt spray. Prone to rust, canker, scale and several other insects. Prune only in summer.
Populus tremuloides, Quaking Aspen
Its creamy bark, heart-shaped leaves and yellow fall color make it a favorite native tree. Best in mountainous or northern climates. Elsewhere, insects and disease make it a short-lived tree.

Attributes - Populus tremuloides

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 30 ft. to 90 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Beetles, Caterpillars, Rust, Scales.

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Populus x canadensis
 
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