Populus tremuloides 'NE Arb'

Prairie Gold® Aspen

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Narrow oval to pyramidal
Mature Height - 35-40'
Mature Width - 20-30'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Beautiful silvery catkins in early spring
Fruit -
Leaf - The leaves rustle in the slightest breeze, are resistant to leaf spot and turn a golden yellow in the fall.
Fall Color - Golden yellow
Bark - 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 acerages
Season 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 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.