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Swedish Aspen
Catalogue A# 2000-128  AV1
GPS 45D 43' 49" N / 108D 37' 20" W

Populus tremula 'Erecta'

Family: Salicaceae

Origin: Northern Europe, Sweden

Common name: Swedish Aspen

Location: East viewing area-Birds of Prey Exhibit

Number in accession: (3) original

Note: Large colony from original plantings

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​This 36 inch Quaking aspen provides overall benefits of: $139 every year. 

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, Songbird


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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