Populus tremula ‘Erecta’
Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Size: 30′ high x 4-5′ wide
Tree Form: Columnar
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Special Features: Resistance to Shepherd’s Crook
Fall Color: Yellow
Description: This columnar form of Aspen is perfect for tight spots and an elegant addition to any landscape. It has a dense canopy, with branching starting near the ground. A fast-growing, popular tree, the Swedish Columnar Aspen will grow to about 30 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide. Plant 6 ft apart.
Ornamental Features: Has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves turn yellow in fall. The furrowed gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Landscape Attributes: Deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Low maintenance tree, usually looks its best without pruning. Drought tolerance once established.