Will I be able to successfully grow a Colorado aspen tree in Minnesota?

Asked August 19, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

I want to plant a Colorado aspen tree in Richfield, Minnesota (good black dirt). How do they do? Any suggestions? And where can a get one? I would like the smaller leaf aspen, not a big leaf Minnesota poplar tree.

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Colorado aspen are not well adapted to life in Minnesota. They also grow as large colonies of trees and not as solitary trees in nature, and the lack of a normal growth pattern or ecology affects their survival. They are beautiful and charming but generally do not live long in an urban yard.

Check out this website for more information: What's Ailing Your Aspen?