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Populus tre Erecta
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Populus tremula 'Erecta'

Poplar

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Fastigiate

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Hard prune Hard prune