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River Alder vs Goji Berry

Alnus incana

Lycium barbarum

River Alder
Goji Berry

River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. A shrub native to the boreal forests across North America, River Alder is an excellent tree for soil stabilization near rivers and creeks.

This tree is recognizable by its small brown seed cones and smooth, silver-grey bark with white horizontal lenticels. Unlike Green Alder, River Alder's seed pods are long and hang off short branches.

Unlike the other alder varieties, River Alder is attractive enough to be included in riverside plantings by municipal and provincial park organizations.

Goji Berry is a woody, deciduous perennial known for its hearty, bright orange-red berries. Goji Berry typically produces light lavender flowers from June through September, with fruit maturation taking place between August and October. Goji Berries are delicious, believed to be nutrient rich, high in antioxidants, and often called a super fruit.

Many describe their flavour as being like a tart cherry tomato.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

GOJI BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: small orange-red berries (1-2 cm) that are considered a "superfood". Berries ripen between July and October
Flowers: lavender or purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes