Quaking Aspen

Height: 40 ft
Width: 25 ft
Fall Color: Yellow-Orange to Reddish

Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides

Tree Overview:

The quaking aspen is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America, one of several species referred to by the common name aspen. It is commonly called quaking aspen, trembling aspen, American aspen, mountain or golden aspen, as well as others. The species often propagates through its roots to form large clonal groves originating from a shared root system.

Height: 40 ft
Width: 25 ft
Fall Color: Yellow-Orange to Reddish

Care details

Plant the trees in moist, well-drained soil. The soil should be slightly acidic for the tree to thrive. Plant aspens on northern or eastern slopes, or northern or eastern sides of your house, rather than sunnier areas. They cannot tolerate drought or hot, dry soil.

Leaf/needle description

Broadly orbicular (rounded) leaves that have flattened petioles, flattened (truncate) bases, finely serrated leaf margins, and drawn-out tips. Its leaf veins are prominent, and highly branched within the leaf blade.

Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions

Its male flowers have a furry to silky appearance in late winter and early spring as they emerge from the floral buds.