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Weeping Aspen

Populus tremula 'Pendula'

Also known as

Aspen, Poplar

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

2a-9b

USDA zone

-46°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

8m

4m

Min

6m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Weeping Aspen Overview

This weeping aspen branches droop with leaves that tremble & rustle in the wind. Young leaves appear bronze turning green & then butter yellow in the autumn. In late winter it produces purple grey catkins.

Common problems with Weeping Aspen

Moth and sawfly larvae may be found on Poplar.

How to harvest Weeping Aspen

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Weeping Aspen

Grafting

Cuttings

You can propagate by hardwood cuttings in the winter.

Special features of Weeping Aspen

Attractive leaves

Winter colour

Other uses of Weeping Aspen

A low maintenance tree, it does need to be sited away from drains & foundations but suits coastal & exposed gardens.