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Quaking Aspen

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Growing Zones: 2-6

Growing Zones 2-6 This plant is recommended for zones: 2-6
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Populus tremuloides

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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

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
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
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
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Nice Tree at First
I received a really nice looking tree, planted it and it started to bud and leaf out, but after about 2 Months it died, I was really looking forward to seeing the fall colors. Hope to get another one in the spring.
October 13, 2015
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
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!
August 20, 2015
1 year ago
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too early to tell
Just got them. They were packaged well. But they are just big sticks at the present moment. A year from now will tell the truth.
April 30, 2016
Northville, MI, US
1 month ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Saw these in Colorado and have wanted them ever since
Justin n on Apr 19, 2016
fast growing and beautiful
thomas m on Mar 31, 2016
Saw these in Colorado and have wanted them ever since
Justin n on Apr 19, 2016
Please correct shipping address: 25111 E. Ottawa Dr. Aurora, Colorado 80016
Pablo C on Apr 6, 2016
fast growing and beautiful
thomas m on Mar 31, 2016
I love aspens
Sharon G on Nov 19, 2015
Climate and location.
Leon G on Oct 26, 2015
Please correct shipping address: 25111 E. Ottawa Dr. Aurora, Colorado 80016
Pablo C on Apr 6, 2016
I love aspens
Sharon G on Nov 19, 2015
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!
Will aspen trees grow in North East Texas?
Brenda M on Oct 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Probably not. If you are bordered by Arkanas and Oklahoma, you are in Zone 7. It will be too warm for this tree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I live in Hobbs, NM is this tree recommended for my zone?
Mally on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It looks like Hobbs is in the southeast corner of the Land of Enchantment. This is just outside zone 6, which is the southern most zone for this tree. I live in zone 5 in Illinois and have had issues with a fungus that attacks the leaves. I would not recommend purchase based on the zone issue.
Can I plant a quaking aspen in Oct in Duluth, Minn?
Roberta M on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'd get it in the ground asap, and add a hefty cover of mulch. Don't expect much this fall, but it will have robust growth come May.
Would these grow and thrive in So. NH?
Deborah L on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 2-6. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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
BEST ANSWER: Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.

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