Populus tremuloides

Quaking Aspen

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Narrow, conical in youth maturing into a rounded crown.
Mature Height - 40' to 50'
Mature Width - 20' to 30'
Longevity - Individual stems average 60-100years, but a clonal grove may persist thousands of years.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Silvery catkins in early spring
Fruit -
Leaf - Alternate, simple, ovate to orbicular, flattened petiole. Leaves flutter in the slightest breeze.
Fall Color - Golden Yellow
Bark - Bark smooth greenish-white to white depending on provenance.
Other Features -
Possible Use - Naturalization, pulpwood, lumber. Accent and specimen use in Rocky Mountain areas.
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Indifferent as to soil conditions. Can be found native on moist, loamy sands to shallow rocky soils and clay.
Native Habitat - The most widely distributed tree in North America
Diseases and Insects - Varies widely throughout native range. Succeptible to many insects and diseases, but use of local genotypes lessens severity.
Strength - Resistant to breakage
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Poplar.
- Other plants of the family Salicaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Populus.
- Other plants of the species Populus tremuloides.