Populus tremuloides Quaking Aspen

  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
    • Wet
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FAC-Found in wetland and upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 4 ft., 2 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 25 ft., 10 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 75 ft., 25 ft.

A slender attractive tree used as either an ornamental or reclamation plant. It is known for its quivering leaves and distinctive greenish white bark. Likes moist soil areas (Willow family). Striking when grown in groupings. Brilliant gold fall color. Locate away from septic or drains. Grows 25-75 ft tall and 10-25 ft. wide. Commonly found in the mountains of Washington State, but sometimes found in the lowlands of Western Washington. Can spread by the roots. Start new plants in full sun.

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