Quaking Aspen

Populus tremuloides
25-30 feet high x 15-20 feet wide
Broad rounded shape
Zone 3
Full Sun

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Native to our mountains, aspens are one of the favorite trees of Wyoming homeowners. They are not without fault–they are considered short-lived–but during their life enjoy the nearly pure white bark and, as the Latin name suggests, their leaves tremble at the slightest movement of air. In autumn expect brilliant golden leaves. Aspens are one of the largest living organisms in the world. Almost always, an aspen grove, whether it be just a few scattered trees or tens of thousands, are all clones! You do not need to buy a clump of aspens to get a grove started, they will naturally sucker, creating that grove affect.