Swedish Columnar Aspen

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Extremely Stylish, Narrow Swedish Columnar Aspen

  • Showy Leaves Dance in the Wind
  • New Spring Growth Emerges Red
  • Delightful Fluttering Foliage
  • Warm-Toned Fall Color Mix from Gold to Red
  • Dense Branch Structure Makes a Great Privacy Screen
  • Grows Quickly
  • Excellent Vertical Accent
  • Stays Compact
  • Needs No Pruning
  • Seedless Variety
  • Exceptionally Cold Hardy

We're willing to make a prediction about this gorgeous tree that has its "skinny jeans" on. Modern lots simply don't have room for those typical, wide-spreading trees, but people desperately need tall privacy screening.

This tree will become the next "it" plant in northern climates. Move over, Monstera.

Tall, slender Swedish Columnar Aspen (Populus tremula 'Erecta') fits perfectly into very narrow spaces. With strongly fastigiate branches and densely held foliage, Swedish Columnar Aspen grows fast to provide an airy, breezy privacy screen. This tree could become a perfect solution for serious headaches.

Hide the view of your neighbor's second story window from your side yard. Trust us, they'll be thrilled with this choice, too.

Decorate your diminutive entryway. Or, enhance your landscape design with a "right-sized" sense of grandeur...without having to scale back the kids play structure.

Seedless and skinny. Hassle free and cold hardy. Fast-growing and fantastic foliage. You won't even need to prune these, for heaven's sakes.

Swedish Columnar Aspen stays narrow enough to be considered in courtyard plantings. They can also create a big impact on larger properties.

The rounded base and pointed apex of finely toothed Aspen leaves are instantly recognizable. The shiny leaves hang on long, flattened petioles, and seem custom-designed to catch the breezes.

You'll feel so much cooler in summertime, watching the leaves play and twist in the wind. Drown out discordant sounds of traffic with their susurrus murmur.

Don't feel that Swedish Columnar Aspen will only suit urban landscapes. They make a spectacular focal point in rural homesteads, as well.

We'll run out of our limited inventory of these popular trees quickly. Place your order for Swedish Columnar Aspen today.

How to Use Swedish Columnar Aspen in the Landscape

These trees beg to be used in groups. Suit yourself...plant either in military-precision straight rows, or loose, naturalized plantings. Either way creates extremely effective vertical accents that live large in the landscape.

Use a pair on either side of a tall portico entryway. You'll soften the look without losing the grandeur of your architecture.

Line Swedish Aspens up on either side of your driveway for a bold avenue. Roll the windows down to enjoy their rustling sound. Drive slowly as a mindful transitional home-coming.

In the backyard, carve out space for yourself using these columnar Aspens as living garden walls. Imagine an outdoor dining room, with the stars as a ceiling. What a gift for you and your guests!

Place them on the north side of your pool deck for an elegant privacy screen. Plant them eight feet apart on center, measuring from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next.

And you'll surely find just the right spot to highlight this magnificent tree as a single specimen. Grab an outdoor light, and point it up into the canopy for nighttime interest, as well.

The leaves turn such pretty colors in the fall. Why not add their tall and narrow form as a gorgeous backdrop to a mixed shrub border?

You'll appreciate the steady strength of these columnar trees to boost the visual impact of your favorite shrubs and perennials. This Quaking Aspen variety mixes beautifully with everything from Bird's Nest Spruce to Groundcover Roses.

Take this same idea, and use them in front of taller evergreen trees. They'll perk up an established windbreak with deciduous charm.

Even in the dead of winter, you'll love their extraordinary form. Punctuate your yard or commercial property with these popular trees.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Swedish Columnar Aspen performs best in moist, cool, well-drained soils on an east or north-facing slope. Plant in full sun, with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

Mulch is a must with these beautiful trees. Apply a three-inch layer over their root systems, and spread below their canopy. Pull it six inches away from the trunk for proper air circulation.

Give a medium amount of water if you don't receive adequate rainfall. Keep your tree stress free with a good soaking on a regular basis.

You'll likely never need to prune these hardy, durable trees. However, if you need to correct or clean up, wait to prune until early spring.

Decorate your space with the sights and sounds of Swedish Columnar Aspen from the tree experts at Nature Hills. Hurry to place your order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Swedish Columnar Aspen Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-6
Growing Zones 2-6
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Populus tremula 'Erecta'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 40 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring