Populus tremuloides

Common name: Quaking Aspen

Native plant

Quaking Aspen displays cream-colored bark, trembling leaves and a bold yellow fall color. Adaptable to most soil conditions outside of the very wet or the very dry.  CAUTION!! One plant will get you 10 plants in 2 years and 40 plants in 4 years! Also, deer (bucks) like to rub their antlers on the trunks.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

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

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellowish Catkin

Fall color



Mature height
30 Feet
Mature width
15 Feet
Max height
45 Feet
Max width
30 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Soil Stabilizer Loved by birds

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