Aspen Seed

Populus tremula

£50.00

Aspen is graceful, pale grey-barked, deciduous native tree with leaves that flutter in the breeze making a noise like rain. It is useful for damp and exposed sites and a good, quick growing pioneer species for inhospitable habitats. Vibrant yellow autumn colour and copper new spring leaves. The male and female catkins occur on different trees; the female catkins, once pollinated release seed in masses of cotton wool in the summer. ‘Aspis’ means ‘shield’ in Greek, and this was one of the uses for the wood.

 

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Description

Populus tremula

Common Name: Aspen

Native: UK and Northern Europe

Size and Spread (10yrs): 5m x 3m

Treatment req: no stratification needed.

Surface sow. Light required for germination.

Germinal seeds: 5,430,000 seed/kg

Ideal sowing period: any time of year

Soil Conditions: A pioneer species. fine in damp or well drained soil. Needs sun. Suckers freely therefore needs space.

Mature Height: 15-25m

Additional information

Weight 2.00 g
Genus

Populus

Size

mini seed packet(approx 600germinable seeds)

Family

Salicaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

foliage

Wildlife

yes

Requires

damp

Native

yes