quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

numerous small round, pointed green leaves from several branches

quaking aspen

 

Common name: quaking aspen
Botanical name: Populus tremuloides

Light: Full to part sun
Height: 30 – 60 feet
Water: moderate to low, best with moderate
Soil type: well-drained clay to organic

Deciduous tree with whitish-grey bark with black spots; forms catkins in early spring; separate male and female plants; beautiful gold color in fall; spreads via rhizomes to form large colonies from single plant

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