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Sabre Bigtooth Aspen*

Populus grandidentata 'Sabre'

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Sabre Bigtooth Aspen (Populus grandidentata 'Sabre') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Sabre Bigtooth Aspen

Sabre Bigtooth Aspen

(Photo courtesy of Jeffries Nurseries)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2


A seedless selection of the picturesque bigtooth aspen with smooth whitish bark, a balanced branching habit and attractive leaves that flutter in the wind; fast growing and tolerant of varying conditions

Ornamental Features

Sabre Bigtooth Aspen has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth grayish green bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Sabre Bigtooth Aspen is an open deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sabre Bigtooth Aspen is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Sabre Bigtooth Aspen will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Fall Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features