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Scientific Name: Populus tremuloides
Pronunciation: POP-you-lus trem-you-loe-EYE-deez
Common Name: trembling aspen
Family Name: Salicaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves on mature trees are nearly round, 4–8 x 3–7 centimeters long, petiole flattened (larger and more triangular on young trees and suckers); catkins 4–6 cm long, early spring before leaves appear; fruit10 cm long pendulous string of 6 mm capsules, each capsule containing about ten minute seeds embedded in cottony fluff for wind dispersal in early summer.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship, CLT Training


Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:15 - 22m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: North America (cooler areas or higher elevations)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 1: (below -46 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Wind break
Additional Info: Google
trembling aspen
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid, Orbicular, Ovate
Apices: Cuspidate
Bases: Cordate, Rounded, Truncate
Margins: Crenate
Additional Info: Spectacular fall colour, 3-7 cm long, flattened petiole

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Red, Silver
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr

 
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: White
Fruiting Time: Jun

 
Bark Morphology: Moderately fissured, Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey, Green, White
Additional Info:Twigs reddish brown with grey waxy film
  
Leaf Bud Type: Conical (long-pointed)
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes


Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Rust, Caterpillar or cutworm, Scale insects, Canker or sap rot, Stem borer insects, Mildew, Aphids or adelgids, Fungal leaf spot
 
Location(s):
(LTW) Langley Township Walk : Mufford Cr. & 204th St.
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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