Alder

Alnus glutinosa

Common Name:
Alder
Scientific Name:
Alnus glutinosa
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
birch and allies
Family (Scientific):
Betulaceae
Longevity:
Status1:
Native
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Flowering:
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Height:
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Species Description

A fast growing and low maintenance tree that grows well in damp soils. As a single tree, Alder will form a good pyramid shape having a great display of dark green, glossy leaves. In early spring, the Alder produces catkins, followed by hard oval fruit that resemble small unopened pine cones.

Habitat Advice

Alder thrives in wet poor soil and if desired can be pruned during winter or early spring.