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    Quaking Aspen for Sale

    Quaking Aspen for Sale

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Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
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:

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

Coarse 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 2-6
(hardy down to -40℉)

Growing Zones 2-6
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Populus tremuloides

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Fast Growing Cold Hardy Tree

- 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

At a young age, these trees tend to have minimal branching. Once planted, they quickly start to develop branching and will turn into a stately shade tree in no time!

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Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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Too soon to tell completely
So far, it looks nice and healthy. Branches are cool to the touch, so transpiration is taking place. Won't know how well it will be until spring, when the leaves should start to open.
November 26, 2018
Onalaska, WA
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
Deer proofing! Don’t even consider Aspens without it if you have deer around.
My 3rd attempt at growing aspen trees has proved successful. My first try was with bare root trees. That didn’t work at all. My 2nd attempt was with 4-5’ trees that showed up in great shape, probably 1gal root balls. As it turns out they are excellent deer food. They loved them! Starting at the top they ate them all the way to the ground like pencil sharpeners. 3rd attempt I found some more mature specimens locally around 10’ tall and fenced them in. 3yrs later they’ve doubled in height. They look great and are worth the effort.
October 28, 2018
Growing Zone:
Quaking Aspen
I ordered a total of 6 Quaking Aspens last fall, and unfortunately 2 of them didn't make it the spring of 2018. Fast Growing trees replaced my trees immediately! Awesome customer service! I haven't received the replacements yet but the other trees look great, small, but I have high hopes for them. Thanks for reading
May 23, 2018
1 year ago
Still no leaves on May 15th...
We are still waiting for the leaves to start showing up...
We are at 7350 feet so we guess it delays the growth?
They seem to still be alive, we hope!
May 15, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Good trees
I have had these trees for a few weeks now. I got two of them. One is doing well and one has been completely eaten by deer. I rated 5 stars because it would probably be doing great like the other one if it wasn’t for those pesky deer! :) We have since put a net fence around the trees and the one that wasn’t eaten is doing great. I recommend, but watch out for deer! :)
May 11, 2018
9 months ago
Quaking Aspen
I have them in the ground, however I have no idea if they all will make it. Due to the time of year that I ordered them the leaves were mostly off, and the ones that remained were moldy. The Customer Service department at Fast Growing Trees warned me prior to their arrival of the condition of the trees, but due to my past years of successful ordering with this company I took the chance. I will be able to know for certain come spring of 2018 how healthy the trees were/are.
September 18, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Go aspens go!
My six quaking aspen trees arrived looking pretty haggard. They arrived early august, not really the best time to plant but I wanted to get them planted this summer. I put them straight in the ground. One had the main branch broken. I put a splint on the broken tree and it has recovered nicely. All the trees have new growth on them, hopefully there will still be a month or so before the first frost. I live at 4500 feet in zone seven. Some sources say that aspens will only grow to zone six but I have found that by keeping a lot of mulch and straw on the ground around my aspens and keeping it cool and moist during the hot summer months they do just fine. I have other aspens that have been in the ground for about four years and this has worked well with them. I love the fall colors and now I have a little grove of them. Next spring I will buy some more.
September 13, 2017
1 year ago
They're not kidding when they say all the action is below ground to start with
I planted my "little stick" in mid-May and it didn't pop out any new leaves until mid-August. Now I'm hoping the new growth means that it's established some good roots and is finally ready to take off.
August 11, 2017
Growing Zone:
I would purchase in town if I had to do it over. Thought I was saving money. May need to replant all 6 of them !!
Too small. Several in shock. Advertizement looked good. May have to replace all 6 of them. !!
August 3, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Trees arrived in great shape and are already taking off.
July 19, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen Planting Diretions

The Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) are a beautiful, tall growing evergreen tree that can take some serious cold! These fast growing, widely adaptable fall foliage beauties are well suited for USDA growing zones 2-6. They have a splendor of fall colors with their bright gold yellow leaves against their decorative white bark. Aspens fully mature to a height of 40-50 feet tall, 20-25 feet wide and are quite drought tolerant. The name "Quaking Aspen" comes from the shimmering, heart-shaped leaves as the wind passes through their canopies.

Choosing a location: Please plant your tree as soon as you can. This will give the tree a chance to adjust to its new environment. If you are experiencing extreme heat, place your potted tree in a well-shaded area, such as a garage, or plant it in a well-shaded area in your lawn. Once older, your tree will be able to handle these temperatures. Typically trees do not experience much growth during times of extreme temperatures.

Planting directions: Your planting site should be a full sun location receiving 6+ hours of direct sun every day. The Quaking Aspen is quite adaptable to many soil types but require well draining soil. They will not tolerate standing water for prolonged periods of time.
1) Dig your hole two times the width and depth of the root system of the plant your are working with. This will give the roots plenty of room.
2) Hold the tree straight as you begin back filling the hole with your gardening/native soil mixture.
3) Tamp down the soil as you go to eliminate any air pockets from forming.
4) Once the hole has been completely filled, water the area to settle the soil and then mulch to help keep weeds and grass from growing around the base of the tree.

Watering: During the first year, make sure your tree gets water during extended dry spells, particularly in the summer months. Drooping leaves are a sign of both over or under watering, so take great care of your tree.

Fertilizer: Fertilize conservatively. Organic fertilizer high in nitrogen works well. You can use a Miracle Grow 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 fertilizer formula. Avoid fertilizing the tree directly. Instead, fertilize the tree’s soil.

Weed Control: Keep weeds and grass two to three feet away from the tree in the first year. Pull the weeds initially and then you can use a growing mat or mulch. Do not spray roundup on a young tree and be careful that wind does not blow chemical drift on the tree.

Deer: If you think deer may be a problem then you may want to consider caging the tree(s). Deer have been found to adapt to different chemical treatments or sprays to deter them. Caging is the only definite way to keep them off of your tree(s).

Insects and Disease: The best defense is a healthy tree. Quaking Aspen Trees are very hardy. Good soil, proper feeding and keeping the tree from getting too much water are key to its prosperity. If worms bite holes in the leaves you can sprinkle sevin dust on them. These little bites do not affect the tree since it grows at such a fast rate and putting on so many new leaves.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
My Dad loves the sound of them when we are in the mountains.
Whitney R on Oct 7, 2018
For color of the leaves and trunk. I also used to live in Colorado, and you don't see many in NJ.
Tjark B on Mar 19, 2018
My Dad loves the sound of them when we are in the mountains.
Whitney R on Oct 7, 2018
I love these trees
Vicki G on May 28, 2018
For color of the leaves and trunk. I also used to live in Colorado, and you don't see many in NJ.
Tjark B on Mar 19, 2018
Love the fall colors.
Gerald K on Feb 12, 2018
Love the tree as well as it’s fall color
Dawna/Thomas W on Nov 25, 2017
Fast growing
Jenna J on Oct 11, 2017
Aspens are my favorite tree there beautiful spring & there beautiful in the fall eve pretty in winter your eyes will love it any time
Robert D on Oct 11, 2017
SWEET MEMORIES OF CO!! I wanted yellow fall color, Ive got several red blaze maples and Ive always liked white bark>
Lori U on Oct 3, 2017
Beauty, Sound the leaves make in the wind, changing colors of the leaves in the fall, shade, and soil tolerant
Davis B on Aug 2, 2017
I've always loved the striking appearance of the whispy tree trunks, the beautiful colored bark and sounds the leafs make in a little wind. So I can wait to add them to our tree collection on our property.
Darla D on Jul 31, 2017
I have had a hard time finding an Aspen for sale locally as well as online, so I am extremely pleased that fast-growing-trees had a fairly nice sized on available. I had been looking for awhile.
Brad T on Jul 27, 2017
Fast growing, beautiful tree, and hardy for my growing zone (4).
Ann P on Jul 24, 2017
Fast growing, pleasing appearance, hardy nature
Roger S on Jun 30, 2017
Father's day gift. My husband loves aspens.
Alissa K on Jun 11, 2017
My wife loves to hear the wind rustle the leaves in our trees. We saw these trees in the Canadian Rockies and fell in love with them! Can't wait to get them!
David S on Jun 4, 2017
Love the shape and sound of the leaves!
Valli H on May 30, 2017
we loved them when we were in Wyoming last year and want to see the shimmering leaves at home
Drew F on Apr 24, 2017
Fast growing, tall, love the quaking leaves and no runners.
David S on Apr 20, 2017
This is not the best match for our region, but others have grown successfully in our area and we love how the leaves shimmer in the breeze. Fingers crossed that will have success.
Sue M on Apr 16, 2017
Beautiful, unique, fast grower, and hardy. I needed a tree that was versatile and wind resistant.
Steven R on Mar 21, 2017
I was to get free shipping on this ???
bruce k on Feb 10, 2017
I have 4 others in the back yard that are thriving wonderfully in Dallas, Texas
Bradley H on Jul 9, 2016
I have two in my front yard that are twenty years old that I had brought back from Utah. One has died and I wanted to replace it
Kenneth K on Jul 2, 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
I love these trees
Vicki G on May 28, 2018
Love the fall colors.
Gerald K on Feb 12, 2018
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.
Will aspen trees grow in North East Texas?
Brenda M on Oct 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 2-6. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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 the quaking aspen grow in the Williamette valley in Oregon?
Mike S on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The climate etc. is not ideal, but they will grow in the Willamette Valley.
Will this tree grow in zone 7 Northeast USA?
Feces on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am located in zone 7 in the Texas Panhandle. I tried for years to dig up Aspens in Colorado and grow here to no avail. Three years ago, I bought them from a nursery I found online and they have done great and are still alive after three years.
i live in hendersonville nc will aspen grow here?
ronnie p on Oct 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you try make sure you build a tall burm and plant it on the side if it. The aspens need well drained soil
I live in salado,texas and want to plant one? Would it live? I am curious to try just to see
Nicole C on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We live in southeast Iowa and the one we planted didn’t make it through the year. When asking more questions when looking to get another one, they said they are a better fit for Colorado and mountain areas.
Do you think that the Aspen tree could make it in Northwest Florida we do get cold temperatures here?
Cindy C on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No I'm struggling to keep mine going in the Indiana heat and lack of water even tho I've watered them extensively . At least that's been my experience
I live in zone 8 when's the best time to plant quaking ashen trees??
Racko on Dec 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
I had a tree dug out and had the stump ground out.What should I do about the stump chips? Do I dig them all out and put fresh dirt in place of it?
Margaret T on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, dig them all out and put the chips around another plant/shrub for fertilizer/mulch and put dirt into the old stump hole. This will allow you to plant something else in that spot.

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