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Cultural Details for Populus tremuloides

Common Name:
Quaking Aspen

Growth Rate:
Narrow, conical in youth maturing into a rounded crown.

Average Mature Height:
40' to 50'

Average Mature Width:
20' to 30'

Flower Details:
Silvery catkins in early spring

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:
Golden Yellow

Bark Details:
Bark smooth greenish-white to white depending on provenance.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Varies widely throughout native range. Succeptible to many insects and diseases, but use of local genotypes lessens severity.

Native Habitat:
The most widely distributed tree in North America

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Indifferent as to soil conditions. Can be found native on moist, loamy sands to shallow rocky soils and clay.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.