Prarie Gold Quaking Aspen #7

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Botanical Name: Populus Tremuloides 'NE Arb'

Cultivar: NE Arb

Other Names: Quaking Aspen

Adapted to the heat, drought and humidity of the Midwestern Prairie, this variety brings lowland adaptability and disease resistance to this high elevation favorite, greatly expands the planting range of this species

Plant Categories: Tree, Shade Tree, Deciduous Tree

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist, Wet

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun

Plant Height
40 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
20 Feet


Appropriate For Xeriscape Plantings

Native Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Provides Winter Interest

Interesting Bark

In stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone3a
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormOval


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryPoplar
Landscape ApplicationShade, Naturalizing


Planting & Growing

Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Landscape Attributes

Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Shade, Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Ornamental Features

Prairie Gold Trembling Aspen has rich green deciduous foliage on a tree with an oval habit of growth. The round leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The smooth white bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.