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Columnar Swedish Aspen

Populus tremula 'Erecta'

Pronunciation: POP-yoo-lus TREM-yoo-luh ee-RECK-tuh
SKU #01831

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Description Flat, rounded green leaves flutter and rustle in the breeze providing both visual interest and soothing sound to the landscape. Very narrow form is great for small spaces, as a tall screen, and for lining a drive. Well-adapted to very cold climates. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Privacy Screen, Windbreak
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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Blue Spruce (Picea pungens); Anemone (Anemone hybrids); Yew (Taxus); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Sumac (Rhus aromatica); Currant (Ribes)
Care 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.

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