name botanical:Populus tremula
family:Willow family (Salicaceae)
height:20 - 30 m (66 - 99 ft)
The leaves of the Quaking aspen is circular and the leaf margin is toothed. In the sprouting the leaf of Quaking aspen is tomentose. The lower leaf side is bluish.
flowering:March - April
blossom color:gray-brown, greenish
The gray-brown male flowers form hanging catkins. The female catkins are greenish and less conspicuous.
The seeds hang first heaped as green catkins on the tree.
The branches are olive-green gray and brittle. The brown buds are slim ovoid and protruding.
bark:The bark is smooth and silvery gray first later fissured.
root:Shallow-rooting plant to Heart-rooting plant, root sprouts forming
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:sandy to loamy to strong loamy
ph value:acidic to alkaline
pioneer plant, planting in groups
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