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Swedish Columnar Aspen

 Swedish columnar aspens are a popular choice for
mass plantings.  Unfortunately, this increases the
spread of diseases like Bronze Leaf Disease. Always
space your trees properly to give them room to grow.

**Note: This tree species is not recommended for planting within the City of Grande Prairie due to the prevalence of Bronze Leaf Disease in this area**

Populus tremula 'Erecta'

Zone 2

Description

Growth Rate: Fast

Height: 9 m (30 ft)

Spread: 2 m (7 ft)

Life span: 30-50 years

Why Plant It?

  • Narrow, columnar form is used in tight yards to provide a visual screen
  • Fast growing

Likes

  • Full sun
  • Well-drained soil
  • Moisture

Dislikes

  • Heavily shaded sites

Insects

Poplar Borer
Forest Tent Caterpillar

Disease

Bronze Leaf Disease

Last updated: 9/27/2017 11:13:17 AM