Populus grandidentata

Common name: Big Tooth Aspen

Native plant

Big Tooth Aspen is, in many respects, similar to Quaking Aspen. It even grows in the same groves, which makes identification tricky. The best way to identify it is from the leaves. They tend to be larger with large rounded teeth that give it a waffled appearance. Great for use on slopes above wet areas or where Quaking Aspen is not going to be large enough for the site. It grows very quickly in the wild and here at the farm. We get 8’ plants in a season and a half. Deer like to rub on the trunks much like they do on Quaking Aspen, but the damage seems to heal quickly.


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Woodies- Standard Tree
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Compacted/New Construction Soils, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Moist Woods, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellowish Catkin

Fall color



Mature height
45 Feet
Mature width
30 Feet
Max height
50 Feet
Max width
50 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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