Belonging to the Populus genus, Quaking Aspen has a botanical name of Populus tremuloides.
Native Americans used the sap for food. This tree has also been used medicinally to treat fever and eczema, as a diuretic and a wormer. It contains salicin, an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent similar in chemical structure to aspirin.Leaves appear approximately as a Fern green and Laurel green colour. It grows mainly as a Deciduous, which is as a plant that tends to shed its leaves annually. Quaking Aspen is known for its tree habit and growing to a height of approximately 25.00 metres (81.25 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring. Try planting Quaking Aspen if you'd like to attract birds to your garden.
United States is believed to be where Quaking Aspen originates from.
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Will adapt to most any soil conditions. Does not like high heat or humidity.1Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 1 - Zone 6 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Quaking Aspen is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Quaking Aspen so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Quaking Aspen so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Quaking Aspen plants:
This tree is so named because of its characteristic leaves, which tremble in a light breeze due to their flattened petioles.
The Pando clonal colony of Quaking Aspen, located in the Fishlake National Forest in Utah, is a single living organism sharing a massive root system. Its collective weight is estimated to be 6,000,000 kg (6,600 short tons), making it the heaviest known organism. Pando’s root system, estimated 80,000 years of age, also makes it among the oldest known living organisms.
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