Summer Shimmer® Aspen

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Beautiful, Well-Behaved Summer Shimmer Aspen

  • Great Size for Modern Lots
  • Compact Shade Tree with Nice Pyramidal Form
  • Large Leaves Flutter To and Fro on Long Petioles
  • Two-Toned Leaves Sparkle in the Sun
  • Welcome the Sound of Rustling Leaves
  • Selected for Clean, Disease-Free Foliage All Season-Long
  • Outstanding Golden-Yellow Fall Color
  • Powdery-White, Attractive Bark
  • Larval Host Makes an Excellent Choice for Butterflies
  • Vigorous and Disease-Resistant
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Drastically Less Suckering than Other Aspen

Relax in style with the cheerfully soothing rustling of Quaking Aspen leaves. Your "stay-cation" can feel like an exotic destination, even if it's located just steps away from your deck or patio.

Count on the Summer Shimmer Aspen (Populus tremuloides 'Klaus Select') to deliver a truly delightful experience, no matter where it's planted. These exquisite trees amplify the sounds and sights of summer, but remain remarkably low-maintenance.

You'd know these distinctive, finely toothed leaves anywhere, with pointed ends and broadly rounded base. Summer Shimmer's leaves are a bit larger than usual, which makes their impact that much greater.

Shiny green on top and silvery-gray underneath; Summer Shimmer leaves hang on long, flattened petioles. These aerodynamic wonders move and sway in every breeze.

The light-colored undersides also flash in the sunlight. Go ahead and be dazzled by this opulent natural display.

Honestly, who needs diamonds? Summer Shimmer Aspen makes a wonderful anniversary gift for the down-to-earth spouse.

Hardy enough to be grown in Canada, but adaptable to many soil types, these gorgeous trees are blessedly easy care. This variety rarely produces suckers from the root.

Aspen trees are a haven for wildlife, as well. These larval hosts support populations of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Viceroy butterflies, and offer habitat for Ruffed Grouse.

Heck, even the creamy-white bark is pretty. Polished with a pale green overcast, these trees are a fetching site in mid-winter.

Don't miss your chance to enjoy the beauty and charm of Summer Shimmer Aspen. Place your order today.

How to Use Summer Shimmer Aspen in the Landscape

Use a single specimen in a smaller lot. You'll add value and so much beauty with a Summer Shimmer shade tree planted on the south or southwest of your property.

They can also be used to bring color and movement to existing plantings. Space them 30 feet from the sunny side of mature windbreaks in a loosely zigzagging line.

Anyone who has ever visited the mountain west or northern boundary waters has fallen in love with these evocative trees. Recreate a natural grove in your own space.

Be creative! On a flat lot, bring in additional soil and sculpt it into a hilly berm.

Plant an odd number of Aspens in a free-form, loose triangle with varied spacing between trees, Double up near the middle of a drifting row for a wonderfully organic look.

Punctuate an open meadow with a few of them. Stake out an outdoor destination spot, with hammock stands, a fire pit and rustic campground. Bring your harmonica for a sing-along, accompanied by the rustling leaves overhead.

#ProPlantTips for Care

These trees love full sun, with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. They do best in well-drained soil, but can tolerate periodic moist and dry soils, once established.

Provide a three-inch layer of mulch to keep the root systems cool. We recommend that you spread it out under their canopy. Always give at least six inches between mulch and the trunk for proper air circulation.

Pay careful attention to watering while your trees are young. They will perform best with a medium amount of water if you don't get a good rainfall. In extended drought situations, please protect your investment with supplemental water.

Wait to prune until after the tree has leafed out in spring. Correct the canopy, or remove lower branches as you like to shape your tree.

Hurry to place your order today! Summer Shimmer Aspen is a popular, cold-hardy variety that is a boon for nature lovers.

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
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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Summer Shimmer® Aspen Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Populus tremuloides 'Klaus Select'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No