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Populus tremuloides

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 35'-50'

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Color: yellow, green, brown

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, fall interest, naturalizing, shade garden plant, woodland plant

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
  • Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
  • Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
  • Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
  • Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

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Description

Populus tremuloides

Also known as:

quaking aspen

,

aspen

Scientific Synonyms:

Populus aurea, Populus x polygonifolia, Populus vancouveriana

Description

Ornamental fall foliage in brilliant yellow hues. Attractive bark.

Cultivation

Individual trees are short lived. They produce suckers that can be left to form clumps, and provide replacement trees as the older ones die back.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Salicales
Family Salicaceae Willow family
Genus Populus cottonwood
Species Populus tremuloides quaking aspen