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European Aspen

( Populus tremula )

Available individually or as part of XfrogPlants Europe 3

The European Aspen is found on hills and mountains. The name tremula means ‘trembling’ as a reference to the way the long-stalked leaves move in the breeze. It’s a sun loving species, but it also can grow in the partial shade of broadleaf forests. Like all populus species, it is short-lived, and the timber is of poor quality and therefore used for packaging and to make matches and paper.


Height: up to 35 m (more commonly up to 25 m)
Origin: Europe, Central Asia
Environment: on mountain humid areas, in broadleaf forests; up to 1800 m altitude; on rich, fresh soils
Climate: temperate, cool, cold

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