Populus tremula ‘Erecta’ Populus

Populus

Description: A very tall and vigorous, fastigiate form of Aspen. The small, pointed, heart-shaped foliage is mid-green throughout the spring and summer, turning vibrant shades of orange, yellow and red in the autumn. Male catkins are borne in spring.

History: Thought to originate in Sweden, around 1847. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Populus Growing Tips: Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, fertile soils but avoid planting in vicinity of buildings due to vigorous root system. Annual hard pruning recommended.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 8m x 1m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Prefers full sun
  • Autumn colour
  • Can be hard pruned

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