Populus tremula Erecta on the rows of the Barcham Trees nursery
Populus tremula Erecta on the rows of the Barcham Trees nursery
A mature specimen of Populus tremula Erecta at Barcham Trees
Medium sized, scaled specimen of Populus tremula Erecta
Medium Swedish Upright, Upright Aspen, Upright Quaking Aspen from this batch

Populus tremula Erecta

Swedish Upright, Upright Aspen, Upright Quaking Aspen

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

Populus tremula Erecta is an upright form of Aspen that was discovered in a Swedish Woodland, hence it has been since known as the Swedish Upright.

The leaves of this pretty tree are almost round, with a wavy margin that gives them interesting ornamental appeal.  Appearing in spring a coppery colour, following the display of catkins, the leaves have a lighter coloured underside and are presented on a flat petiole, which causes them to distinctively rustle in the wind.  In autumn, the foliage turns yellow through to orange-red in an array of attractive patterns.

As its name suggests, Populus tremula Erecta has a tightly columnar shape, which it maintains well into maturity, requiring very little maintenance.   It is fast growing and forms a tall tree with limited spread.  It is tolerant of most soil types including clay and soil with a tendency for water logging. 

This tree is a super candidate as a substitute for the widely planted Lombardy Poplar, offering similar characteristics in its crown shape and growth with the added bonus of more ornamental qualities.  It is a fabulous tree to give architectural structure to avenues and can be used for boundary division on estates and farmland.  Whilst it would be best not to consider this tree as a garden tree, as it will grow very tall, it does have potential for screening tall, slender objects such as telegraph poles. 

Mature Height: 17-22m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Coastal, Parkland, Wetland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Wet, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Good for waterlogged soil,
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.