Swedish Aspen is an extremely fast growing columnar aspen tree. It's ideally suited for urban settings where space is limited such as privacy screens or along the edges of driveways. Swedish aspen produces no fluff and is less prone to suckering than tower poplar. Swedish aspen thrives in a variety of growing conditions with little maintenance or pruning.
We grow this species over a two year production method from root cuttings via the Smoky Lake Styro-Stack method (SSS method) first pioneered at Smoky Lake Forest Nursery in 2002. This method has quickly become the gold standard in the reforestation nursery industry for growing clonal aspen.
We are well known for pioneering its use worldwide and currently produce some of the highest volumes of Swedish Aspen in Canada.
Zone: 2a Height: 15 m (49 ft) Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft) Moisture: dry, normal Light: full sun Fall colour: soft reddish rust Growth rate: very fast Life span: medium Maintenance: low Suckering: medium Pollution tolerance: medium
Other names: eurasian aspen, european aspen, swedish columnar aspen