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Alnus glutinosa

Also called European Black Alder


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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

Interesting Notes:

Invasive non-native.

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
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Upright
Oval
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green