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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Populus tremula 'Fastigiata'
Populus are deciduous trees, mostly very fast-growing and large, with male and female catkins on separate trees, opening before the leaves. Male catkins are the more ornamental, female ones can be a nuisance from the cottony, wind-blown seeds
'Erecta' is a very tall and vigorous, fastigiate form of the aspen, thought to originate from Sweden. Its rustling leaves show good autumn colour. Male catkins are borne in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Cultivated for the very rapid growth as a specimen tree and tolerant of any soil other than constantly waterlogged soils. Avoid growing within 40m of buildings as the vigorous root system may damage drains and foundations, particularly on clay soils. It has the potential to become a nuisance
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter and suckers in autumn or late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens
Pruning Needs little pruning, but maybe some formative shaping. Pruning group 1 in late summer to avoid bleeding from pruning cuts; sucker removal in autumn or winter
Pests Leaves may be eaten by leaf beetles, sawflies and caterpillars
Generally trouble free, but may be susceptible to a bacterial canker, honey fungus and tree rusts
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