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The Quaking Aspen is a favorite native tree. Aspens are fast growing, but they also give you incredible color. Beautiful heart shaped leaves turn bright yellow in the fall.

Quaking Aspen

Fast Growing Cold Hardy Tree

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• Known for climate and soil adaptability 
• Grows up to 5 ft per year!
• Gorgeous fall color

The Quaking Aspen is well known for thriving in cold climates and poor soil... but it's also a brightly colored tree with many desirable characteristics.

Your new tree will give you bright yellow leaves in the fall – stunning against its white bark.

Quaking Aspens, native to North America, are very popular in northern growing zones... and for good reason.

You know fall is on its way when your Aspen trees begin turning bright gold.

An amazing tree in every sense, the Quaking Aspen gets its name from its shimmering heart-shaped leaves. Called “quaking” for its characteristic tremble or quake when a light breeze passes through the tree.

Grows best in Growing Zones 2-6

Growing Zones: 2-6

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Populus tremuloides
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 2-6
This plant is recommended for zones: 2-6
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It's Easy to Plant your Quaking Aspen

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Quaking Aspen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Quaking Aspen gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Quaking Aspen again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Aspens are a great, fast growing tree. I have planted them on a hill above my lawn and they have grown to 40 feet tall in ten years
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December 31, 2012
The house I moved into had Quaking Aspen trees in the back yard. They are wonderful shade trees. However, the leaves began to fall at the end of June and kept falling until winter. My yard always had leaves in it
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Beautiful Tree!
Gorgeous, healthy tree. In my area it is a bit difficult to grow, but they are so beautiful, I will get more as soon as they become available!
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Is the quaking aspen weak wood as fast growing trees so often are and break in a strong wind?
Julie H on Feb 1, 2015
Best Answer: No, Aspens are extremely robust and study. They are very resistant to high winds the leaves are small and shaped like hearts and distribute the wind well. I chose these Aspens over birch trees because they are more hardy and not brittle like birch trees - especially river birch trees. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Cameron Y on Jun 28, 2015
Will aspen trees grow in North East Texas?
Brenda M on Oct 1, 2014
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Won't a quaking aspen start sending up shoots all over my yard? Is there any way to enjoy an aspen w/o getting shoots?
brandon on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: Fast Growing Trees has sterile Quaking Aspen Trees. They don't produce shoots or tuns of baby trees.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Do aspens have different cold hardiness ratings? Recently I've seen 'quaking aspen' tags, some with a -10 F and some with a -50 F rating. Is this correct?
Penny N on May 24, 2015
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When is the best time of year to plant an aspen?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2014
Best Answer: I'm no expert, but we have planted ours in mid April to mid May here in central IL and never had a problem.
Reply · Report · Pamela O on Oct 20, 2014
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Are the quaking aspens shipped bare root or in a pot? if in a pot, what size pot?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: The Quaking Aspen Tree is currently being shipped in a pot, unless the pot is too large for shipment. Then the tree is removed from its pot and the roots and wrapped in burlap.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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Will this tree grow in zone 8?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: It isn't recommended. The recommended zones are 1 through 7. I live in zone 7 and the Quaking Aspen does well. I would think that there is a risk that zone 8 may be too warm. However, if you keep the tree well watered, you may get away with it.
Reply · Report · Robert O on Jun 9, 2014
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Will this tree grow in central Illnois ?
Stephen N on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: I bought ten last summer, and only one made it through the brutally hot summer and rough winter we had. I personally don;t think it was the ability for the plant to survive, I think the quality of the little sapplings I received was not very good to start with. So I now have one $300 aspen tree trying to set itself into place.
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I live in Hobbs, New Mexico what is your recommendation for my growing zone? I do not know specifically what the zone is in my new area: thank you
MALLY on Mar 20, 2015
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