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Populus tremuloides /Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides   / Populus tremuloides
Handsome white trunks in winter in the Colorado mountains
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Handsome white trunks in winter in the Colorado mountains

A grove of trees in a snow covered landscape

Winter scene in a snow covered terrain

Close-up of winter bark

An early October scene in Colorado

Blazing fall color

A colonny of trees coming into autumn color

Canopies of trees in the Colorado Rockies

Woodland scene

Tree trunks in spring in Upstate New York

Trunk and branch with foliage

Spring foliage

Trunk and spring foliage

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Scientific Name: Populus tremuloides
Common Name: Quaking Aspen
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: The leaves are round and triangular, with small teeth on the margins; they turn a bright yellow in autumn. Quaking aspen is one of the most widely distributed trees in America. It has fluffy seeds that are carried far and wide by the wind, and is one of the first species to start growing the year after a forest fire.