Prairie Gold Aspen
Prairie Gold Aspen

Populus tremuloides 'NE Arb'

Prairie Gold Aspen

Discovered by the late plantsman, Allen Wilke, in East Central NE, the Prairie Gold Aspen has been adapted to extreme weather conditions including high heat and humidity, allowing it to survive in locations not thought of for other Quaking Aspen seed sources. The leaves rustle in the slightest breeze, are resistant to leaf spot and turn a golden yellow in the fall. A rapid grower, Prairie Gold forms colonies, making it ideal for acerages and alpine settings. At present Prairie Gold is successfully being grown from AL to OK, but the southern range of this native is still being evaluated.

Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Plant
Mass Plant
Sun Tolerant
Sun Tolerant
Rapid
Rapid
Early Spring
Early Spring
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Height: 35- Feet
Spread: 15- Feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Additional Information:
Native to the Great Plains. 2008 Great Plants Tree Introduction
Interesting Notes:
Prairie Gold Aspen Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Mass Plant
Exposure
Sun Tolerant
Foliage Color
Yellow
Growth Rate in the Garden
Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Moist
Dry
Companion Plants for Populus tremuloides 'NE Arb'