Populus tremula 'Erecta'
(Columnar Aspen) Populus tremula 'Erecta' is a striking, remarkably narrow, fast growing tree with pretty, rounded leaves which turn golden-orange and a rich burgundy-red in early autumn.
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We first saw this remarkable fastigiate poplar in Norway where it was flourishing despite the bitterly cold winters. Populus tremula 'Erecta' is a striking, remarkably narrow, fast growing tree with pretty, rounded leaves which turn golden-orange and a rich burgundy-red in early autumn.
A highly ornamental standalone tree, this also looks fantastic when several are planted near each other (with a spacing of about 1.5 - 2 m apart) as a tightly packed group.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Populus tremula 'Erecta' grows to be a narrow, upright, medium sized tree.
- Height: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft)
- Spread: Up to 2 m (6 ft)
- Notes: Populus tremula 'Erecta' has a vigorous root system and they should not be planted close to drains or house foundations.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Windy & Exposed
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Habit - Narrow, Screening/Hedge