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River Alder for sale

River Alder

River Alder

Alnus incana


River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. A native shrub to the of 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.


River Alder - 1 Year Old

River Alder - 1 Year Old

One-year-old container seedlings.

Stock Type: 412A
Age: 1 year (1+0)
Size: >10cm (>4")

River Alder - 1 Year Old Container
Bundle of 10
SAVE 18% (was $3.99)
River Alder - 1 Year Old Container
Part box of 30
SAVE 17% (was $2.99)
River Alder - 1 Year Old Container
Full box of 180
SAVE 24% (was $2.49)


Zone: 1a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium

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