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Swedish Aspen vs Tristis Poplar

Populus tremula Erecta

Populus x Tristis

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Swedish Aspen
Tristis 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.

Tristis Poplar is a large deciduous tree. It is cold hardy, disease resistant, and relatively drought tolerant. Tristis Poplar loses its leaves later in the year than other Poplars, making it a great ornamental tree in fall.

It's known for its strongly scented balsamic buds and yellow foliage in autumn. Because of its size, Tristis Poplar is most suitable for large properties and will help prevent wind erosion.

Tristis Poplar is slower-growing than many newer hybrids, for a longer useful lifespan. Tristis grows especially well in the southern prairies due to its resistance to cold dry winds.

SWEDISH ASPEN QUICK FACTS

TRISTIS POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fall colour: soft reddish rust
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium


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