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  • Populus tremula 'Erecta' Tree
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  • Populus tremula 'Erecta' Tree
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Populus tremula 'Erecta' Tree

Swedish Columnar Aspen Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This underused, upright tree makes a delightful specimen and looks striking when planted in an avenue at close proximity. First discovered in a Swedish woodland, hence the common name Swedish Upright, this is a much deserving tree which will reward you with glorious seasonal colour. This remarkably columnar tree will grow to approximately 8 x 1 metres in 20 years, making it ideal for tight spaces where upright interest or screening is required. The small, pointed, heart-shaped foliage of the Upright European Aspen is mid-green throughout the spring and summer and pleasantly rustles in a breeze, turning vibrant shades of orange, yellow and red in the autumn, for a fiery pillar of seasonal colour.

Populus Tremula Erecta, also known as Populus Tremuloides Erecta will make a beautiful feature tree, for its architectural structure draws the eye. Coastal positions aren’t a problem for the Swedish Upright Aspen Tree and inland exposure will also be tolerated.

AKA Swedish Columnar Aspen, Swedish Upright Aspen, Swedish Columnar Poplar, Swedish Upright Poplar, Populus Tremula Erecta, Populus Tremuloides Erecta, Upright European Aspen

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Populus tremula 'Erecta' Populus tremula 'Erecta'
12L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Populus tremula 'Erecta' Populus tremula 'Erecta'
28L pot approx 2.5-3.0m Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth £139.99 (ex. VAT)
Populus tremula 'Erecta' Populus tremula 'Erecta'
45L pot approx 3.0-3.5m Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth £169.99 (ex. VAT)
Populus tremula 'Erecta' Populus tremula 'Erecta'
45L pot approx 3.5-4.5m Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth £199.99 (ex. VAT)
Populus tremula 'Erecta' Populus tremula 'Erecta'
45L pot approx 4.5-6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth £219.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

 

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

 

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Populus Tremula Erecta trees

When planting Poplar trees, such as the Swedish Columnar Aspen tree, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown populus trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Swedish Columnar Aspen trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Populus Tremula Erecta trees

The natural habit of a Swedish Upright Poplar tree creates an attractive canopy that does not require a lot of maintenance. You can tip trim the branches in spring, after flowering, to encourage healthy growth. Any lower branches and suckers should be removed to form a clear stem. Poplar trees do not take well to hard pruning, so avoid cutting your populus tree back severely.

Populus tremula 'Erecta' Tree (Swedish Columnar Aspen Trees) Description

  • Common name: Swedish Columnar Aspen Tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 8 x 1 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Heart-shaped mid-green leaves throughout spring and summer, turning orange, red and yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Prefers a well-drained site but will tolerate the majority of soil types