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Populus tremula (Aspen)

Populus tremula (Aspen)

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Type Tree, Hedging & Screening, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Populus tremula - Cultivation Notes

This fast growing tree will grow in damp or dry soil of any kind other than chalk. Fast growth and very invasive roots make poplar only suitable for large gardens. Plant well away from buildings in full sun. Tolerates cold exposed spots.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Populus tremula:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Populus tremula

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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