Prairie Gold® Aspen
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Narrow oval to pyramidalMature Height - 35-40'Mature Width - 20-30'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Beautiful silvery catkins in early springFruit - Leaf - The leaves rustle in the slightest breeze, are resistant to leaf spot and turn a golden yellow in the fall.Fall Color - Golden yellowBark - Smooth, creamy-white bark.Other Features - Adapted to the heat, drought, and humidity of the Midwestern prairie, this Nebraska native brings lowland adaptability and disease tolerance to a high elevation favorite.Possible Use - Naturalizing, groves, large aceragesSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - A rapid grower, Prairie Gold forms colonies, making it ideal for acerages and alpine settings. At present Prairie Gold is successfully being grown from AL to OK and AZ, but the southern range of this native is still being evaluated. Tolerates clay soil.Native Habitat - Discovered by the late plantsman, Allen Wilke, Wilke Landscapes in Columbus, Nebraska, in the 1970s.Diseases and Insects - Improved disease and heat resistance.Strength - Resistant to breakageWeakness -Plants of this taxon:
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.