Widely used as a street tree in the USA this underused tree was first discovered in a Swedish woodland and still bears the name ‘Swedish Upright’.
Similar in shape and habit to the Lombardy poplar it offers far more ornamental interest with bronze foliage emerging in April once the long catkins have finished.
We rate this highly as a tightly columnar tree that is very suitable for planting within an urban environment.
The trembling leaves turn a lovely orange yellow in the autumn and this clone requires very little maintenance.
If you visit Barcham you will notice a short avenue of these adjacent to our roadside field.
As I am writing this I am looking at one I planted some years ago in my garden.
It is just beginning its second summer flush of reddish foliage and its rustle somehow calms the space around it.
Mature height: 17-22m
Mature spread: 3-5m