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Horse Chestnut vs Green Alder

Aesculus hippocastanum

Alnus crispa

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Horse Chestnut
Green Alder

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. It produces large nuts.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

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 quality.

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

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 1a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high


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

Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic


Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder