Aspen - Populus tremula

    Description

    Spreading tree to 20 metres. Suckering. Leaves greyish beneath and fluttering on long flattened stalks. Fruiting catkins to 12 cm.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woodland, hedgerows and the banks of rivers and streams.

    When to see it

    February to March.

    Life History

    Damp woods, copses.

    UK Status

    Frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 102 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map