Aspen trees are ecologically important trees and native to the UK, especially on poor, damp soils. It is best known for its quivering foliage which shimmers in summer sun and turns amber-yellow in autumn. These features makes Aspen an instantly recognisable and often planted garden tree.
Aspen is also the subject of a conservation effort across the Scottish Highlands, where its survival is threatened. Reproduction is by both suckering and seed but despite being a pioneer species, populations are small and isolated. We grow our Aspen trees from seed collected from the wild in the UK and conservation orchards.
Aspen is a fast growing, small tree with a maximum height of 65ft (20m).