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Swedish Aspen vs Hill Poplar

Populus tremula Erecta

Populus x Hill

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Swedish Aspen
Hill Poplar

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.

Hill Poplar is a hardy, fast-growing tree with a narrow crown. Hill Poplars function well as a privacy screen or windbreak.

This attractive, long-lived shade tree is a great choice for home and commercial consumers alike, as it requires little pruning or maintenance care.

Hill Poplar has largely been replaced by more desirable hybrid poplar varieties that are more resistant to disease.

SWEDISH ASPEN QUICK FACTS

HILL POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: soft reddish rust
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high


In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: eurasian aspen, european aspen, swedish columnar aspen


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes