Thread: Quaking Aspen in Zone 7?

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    Quaking Aspen in Zone 7?

    I live in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, area. Can I plant Quaking Aspen here and expect them to thrive?

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    Oak
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    RE: Quaking Aspen in Zone 7?

    I think it should do very well as long as you plant it in rich soil and give it lots of water. You're at the southern end of its range and it usually does better at higher altitudes. But it has become a popular ornamental because of its success in all sorts of soils and environments.

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    Oak
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    RE: Quaking Aspen in Zone 7?

    It's probably your best bet for white bark (re: your birch question) in a (relatively) native tree.
    Cheers,
    Everett

    Green Man Enviroscaping LLC
    www.greenmanenvy.com

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    RE: Quaking Aspen in Zone 7?

    Thanks for your answers, especially since they reflect good news!

    We just bought a new house with a large backyard completely barren of trees. Aspens are among my favorites, so, given your answers, I will be planting some.

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    Oak
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    RE: Quaking Aspen in Zone 7?

    Can they take the heat and the drought? I would like some myself but I've settled for Eastern Cottonwoods. The Cottonwoods grow fast but look like crap in the fall.

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    Oak
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    RE: Quaking Aspen in Zone 7?

    I'd wait until this drought breaks, then try some potted Quaking Aspens. The ones I have are struggling and I'm watering them once a week. And I'm in zone 5/6, so I wouldn't plant them in the drought. Once they're established, they'll have a much better chance. And you can always water them, right?

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