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Green Alder

Green Alder

Green Alder

Alnus crispa

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Green Alder is a cold hardy, native shrub. It is often planted on infertile sites so it can fix nitrogen from the air and improve the soil.

Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in reclamation.


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GREEN ALDER
QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other names: mountain alder, sitka alder

Tags: Alder, All Items, Deciduous Trees, Fast Growing Trees, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, Shelterbelts and Windbreaks, Shrubs, Urban Yards, Waterside and Riparian Zone Plants

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no

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