PlantsPopulus→Aspen Poplar (Populus tremula)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 5b
Plant Height: usually about 50 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira

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Location: Beaver-chewed aspen on McGee Pass TrailDate: 2009-09-16Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 20, 2018 7:49 PM

This is the Trembling or Common or European or Eurasian Aspen that is native to Europe, far North Africa in the mountains, western Asia, and Siberia. The leaves are 1 to 3 inches long, rounded with some large, dull teeth on the margins, and it gets a clear yellow fall colour. It is similar to the Quaking Aspen of North America with the same tight, smooth, cream-colored bark. Like other aspens, it can send up ground suckers to become a colony. I've never seen this species in the US. The columnar cultivar of 'Erecta' is grown at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston and at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum near St. Paul - Minneapolis, where it is doing well.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Tree Identification Help?? by treetypeplz Aug 21, 2019 9:58 PM 6
Is this Aspen, please? by LittleWitch May 8, 2019 1:26 AM 2

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