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Quaking Aspen
Catalogue A# 2018-NA SG23
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 16" W

This specimen is non-accessioned. More information and photos forthcoming.

Location: Sensory Garden-SE Pathway on west side

Number in accession: 1 (likely native)

​This 11 inch Quaking aspen provides overall benefits of: $64 every year. 

Family (English): Willow
Family (Botanic): Salicaceae
        Planting Site: Residential and parks, City parkway, Wide median
        Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: North America
        Landscape Uses: Screen, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 40-50 feet
Mature Width: 20-30 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil, Wet soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Moderately Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Planting Considerations: Excessive sucker growth, Highly susceptible to ice damage
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color, Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early fall, Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Narrow, Oval, Pyramidal, Upright
        Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast
        Transplants Well: No
        Wildlife: Browsers, Game birds, Songbirds

CRITIQUE

This fast-growing native tree has beautiful silvery gray bark and leaves that "tremble" in the wind due to flat leaf stalks. Unfortunately this tree is short-lived and prone to some disease and insect problems; it is also highly susceptible to ice storm damage.

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