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Swedish Aspen vs Ussurian Pear (Siberian)

Populus tremula Erecta

Pyrus ussuriensis

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Swedish Aspen
Ussurian Pear (Siberian)

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.

Ussurian Pear (aka Manchurian or Siberian Pear) is the most cold hardy of all pear species.

This self-pollinating pear bears white flowers in the spring and has good fall colour, making it an exceptional ornamental addition to any garden. However, it has a tendency to branch quite low and is often used in shelterbelts and hedges too.

It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock, and is also an excellent addition to any shelterbelt.

SWEDISH ASPEN QUICK FACTS

USSURIAN PEAR (SIBERIAN) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: soft reddish rust
Fall colour: burgundy
Berries: yellow fruit (low quality, self pollinating)
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





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


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