Quaking Aspen

Item #10333, Bare-root. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk.
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One-of-a-kind fall color. Can be grown in a wide range of climates (from Zones 2-7) and easily adapts to a wide range of soil types. The fall color is a deep golden maize —against its familiar white bark, the contrast is simply striking. The added feature of the “quaking” round leaves in the autumn wind makes it a favorite landscape tree across the entire top half of the country. An excellent choice for new homeowners as it grows quickly (two or more feet per year) to fill in a sparse yard. A quaking aspen will even tolerate some partial shade.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will issue a one-time merchandise credit to your account equaling 125% of the original product purchase price. Read more about our warranty policy.


Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 8.0
Zone Range 2 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 25 - 60' tall x 20 - 30' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 25 - 60' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
lovely color in fall
Maria S on May 5, 2021
I need some different Fall color.
Dave D on May 3, 2021
lovely color in fall
Maria S on May 5, 2021
The Color is beautiful and we like having shade trees in our yard.
Dawn C on May 5, 2021
I need some different Fall color.
Dave D on May 3, 2021
Kristy p on May 3, 2021
It is quick growing, offers shade and has beautiful foliage.
Jamie G on Apr 12, 2021
fall color
Elaine M on Apr 9, 2021
Lovely fall colors and fast growing
Barb K on Apr 5, 2021
I love Aspen trees and Colorado
Ada B on Mar 29, 2021
The price and the 125% replacement warranty are great! And I'm so excited that I can grow quaking aspen in Zone 6!
Diane T on Jan 16, 2021
Sarah L on Apr 7, 2020
They are fast growing and beautiful in the Fall.
John P on Apr 7, 2020
For the yellow fall color and because it is fast growing.
Cheryl B on Apr 4, 2020
We hope it will grow.
RONALD H on Mar 28, 2020
Fast growing. Good looking addition to our fence line
Rob F on Mar 26, 2020
To compliment the red maples I ordered
DORIS J on Dec 11, 2019
moving to new house, no trees in hay field which is partly my back yard. I liked the idea of tolerance and fast growing.
SANDY W on May 1, 2019
they grow well in my area and are beautiful!
Stacey W on May 1, 2019
My plan is to plant four of these in a row, given adequate spacing, and then plant three Robinson Flowering Crabapple trees in the negative space between the Quaking Aspens. I will offset the row of crabapple trees to allow plenty of room for all of the trees to fully grow, but when viewed broadside I hope to see a wall of gorgeous colors during the Summer and Fall.
Kenneth M on Feb 25, 2019
The Color is beautiful and we like having shade trees in our yard.
Dawn C on May 5, 2021
Kristy p on May 3, 2021
Do these aspens have a root system that would impact a septic system?
Davie on Jan 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Willow tree roots will seek water! They are known for wrapping around various buried pipes - sewer and water in particular. Strongly recommend plantin willows along a stream channel of any size - boggy soil will do also. During droughts, plan on watering the tree.
What is the approximate growth rate for the Quaking Aspen?
Mark P on May 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tree will grow 2' or more per year.
Can quaking aspen be planted in winter?
Larry C on Jan 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
fast growing landscape trees for zone 4 ?
DONALD G on Jan 24, 2021
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: //www.starkbros.com/zone-finder Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compatability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location.
how tall is the quaking aspen when shipped, Top of root to tip?
Mark F on Jan 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk, bare-root.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this a populus tremuloides?
Phil B on Jul 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is. This is not a named cultivar.
My front yard is very bare. Will this tree dress it up?
Zorro on Apr 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely, especially in the fall. The leaves are just stunning. The rest of the growing season, it's a refreshing green color and has a very pleasing shape.

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