Columnar Swedish Aspen
Populus tremula 'Erecta'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||POP-yoo-lus TREM-yoo-luh ee-RECK-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This is a superior tree for cold northern regions. It is most attractive in groves, and as components in windrows and shelterbelts. It will stand alone as a columnar tree in the suburban environment. Tall narrow form is ideal for filling gaps between tall buildings. Somewhat adapted for street and boulevard planting. A great foreground tree against dark background of evergreen conifers. Ease of cultivation is suited to naturalistic plantings in prairies or open space habitat.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Best planted on north or east facing sites; avoid hot and dry exposures. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2 - 5