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Alnus glutinosa

More About Alnus glutinosa

  • Pyramidal to oval growth habit
  • Oval to rounded leaves, uneven double-toothed margins
  • Drooping male catkins form in the fall and overwinter on the tree
  • Good for wetland areas
  • Bloom Time: March

Zone:

3

Height:

16-18 m

Spread:

10-12 m

Colour:

Red
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Black Alder Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best for moist areas of the landscape, such as stream banks and pond borders. Tolerates poor soil conditions.


Alnus glutinosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Oval
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Alnus glutinosa

Alnus rugosa

Alnus rugosa

Speckled Alder