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