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Columnar Swedish Aspen growing in a landscape, tall upright growing tree with round dark green leaves with white bark



  • Flat, green leaves flutter in the wind 
  • Spectacular gold and red colored foliage showcased during the fall
  • Excellent upright and uniform shape creates a wonderful privacy hedge
  • Fast growing and extremely durable 
  • Incredibly cold hardy and tough, adaptable in most soils
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-5
  • Mature Height: 35-40' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-10' width
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 8-12' apart

Columnar Swedish Aspen

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Populus tremula 'Erecta'

Regular price $925.00
Delivery Date Determined By Size
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Why plant Columnar Swedish Aspen?

The gorgeous Columnar Swedish Aspen is well loved with its light colored bark, luscious foliage, and stunning fall color! During the spring and summer months, the foliage thrives lush and green. Come fall, the foliage evolves to gold and sometimes combines oranges and reds, creating a beautiful display. It's easy to understand why this tree made its way into landscapes across the world. Fast growing with its slender, moderately tall shape, this tree is capable of reaching upwards of 40' - however, as it is a columnar it maintains that narrow shape. An excellent attribute is that unless you want to, this trees shape negates the need for pruning.

As the name showcases the Columnar Swedish Aspen was originally discovered in Sweden back in the 1920's.

How to use Columnar Swedish Aspen in the landscape?

This tall and slender tree is beloved by most for how compact yet useful it can be. Utilized as a perfect screen for any unwanted views you may want to obscure. This tree is also great in urban settings, growing with a slender habit it's perfect to fit between tall buildings.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a 'grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Columnar Swedish Aspen

How To Plant Columnar Swedish Aspen

Plants well with Blue Spruce, Anemone, Yew and the Snowberry this tree does best grown in full sun. Growing at such a fast rate, this tree does amazing in naturalistic planting sites or any other open space habitats.

How To Water

Watering is fairly simple - we recommend doing so weekly until established. We would recommend using our Elements Watering System to make watering hassle free.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

It is recommended this tree be pruned during its dormancy in the winter months or in very early spring before the new growth starts. This tree can also produce what are called suckers from the roots that may be pruned as well to maintain growth and keep your property tidy.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 2-5

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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