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Quaking Aspen

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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.

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Quaking Aspen

Fast Growing Cold Hardy Tree

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each
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Oct 6th, 2014
List: $129.95
Sale: $87.07
6 at $82.72 ea.
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Planting Mix for Shade Trees
Quaking Aspen Planting Mix

Helps your Quaking Aspen get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Quaking Aspen
Fertilizer Tablets
Quaking Aspen

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.


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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 generally recommended for zones: 2-6
(blue area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Quaking Aspen can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28%


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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Sharon
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.

By: Rich in Lewiston, ID
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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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 · Robert O on Jun 9, 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 · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 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.
Reply · james s on Jun 23, 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 · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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