Populus grandidentata

Common name: Big Tooth Aspen

Native plant

Big-toothed 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. We like to use this plant 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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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19
25 or more units $16.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period



New construction, Floodplain

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Single trunk, Colonizing

General information

Mature height
45 Feet
Mature width
30 Feet
Max height
50 Feet
Max width
50 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant

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