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Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides

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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


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Populus tremuloides

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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

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Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Time will tell.
I knew it wouldn't be a full grown tree, but it is a stick held up by another stick. I will wait and see before saying much. A picture of what you will be getting on the web site would cut down on the shock.
May 5, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Trees not doing well right now
Well. I was hoping for a lot better to be honest! I ordered 3 and they looked terrible when they arrived. One of them had dried up leaves. The other two look diseased. I planted them anyway but it's been two weeks roughly and they are not doing very well at all. On the up side fast growing trees have been very good and have offered to replace free of charge as I did report the problem and send pictures immediately. Still hoping they'll recover.
August 7, 2016
Indian hills, CO
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Quaking Aspen in WV
I can't really rate the growth rate, or hardiness yet as I just got the tree planted three days ago, however, there is already new growth on the tree after two weeks sitting in a shady spot waiting to be planted. I watered it daily since the summer heat is oppressive here in WV right now. I look forward to watching it grow and enjoying the dancing leaves!
July 26, 2016
Philippi, WV
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Stunning tree!
Mine grew slowly at first getting established now it is growing like crazy. It is a beautiful tree!
July 14, 2017
over 2 years ago
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:
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
5 months ago

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
I love these trees
Vicki G on May 28, 2018
Love the fall colors.
Gerald K on Feb 12, 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
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 tree as well as it’s fall color
Dawna/Thomas W on Nov 25, 2017
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
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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