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Swedish Aspen cultivar (other than 'Erecta')?

Posted by travelergt4 z7 GA (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 17, 13 at 1:49

Hi, I'm looking for a gift for my father, who recently visited Europe and loved the Swedish Aspens there, but does not like columnar varieties of any trees (he prefers natural and wilder forms). He would like me to source him some Swedish Aspens that are not of the variety 'Erecta', but unfortunately, that is all I can find in US Nurseries. Does anyone know of another cultivar i could look for, and/or a nursery that would carry such a tree?

Thanks in advance!
Erik


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RE: Swedish Aspen cultivar (other than 'Erecta')?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 17, 13 at 3:34

Possibly you can find somebody offering 'Pendula' somewhere, it was sold on this continent many years ago.

European aspen suckers from the roots, too, so planting it does not avoid the suckering of quaking aspen - if that was part of the thinking. But maybe the European aspen is more likely to grow in Georgia. Otherwise, of course, quaking aspen is prevalent on the US market and multiple cultivars have been offered.


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RE: Swedish Aspen cultivar (other than 'Erecta')?

I'd go with quaking aspen or bigtooth aspen. Both are similar to tremula. The straight species tremula is only found in a few experimental forestry plots - mostly in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. 'Prairie Gold' is a nice cultivar of tremuloides selected from lowland Nebraska and is very adaptable in the east, supposedly doing well even in Georgia.


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RE: Swedish Aspen cultivar (other than 'Erecta')?

  • Posted by lkz5ia z5 west iowa (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 18, 13 at 0:07

one linked below

Here is a link that might be useful: swedish aspen


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