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River Alder vs Red Elderberry

Alnus incana

Sambucus racemosa

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River Alder
Red Elderberry

River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. It is an excellent tree to plant if you want to stabilize the soil near rivers and creeks.

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

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium




Toxicity: toxic to humans

Other Names: red elder


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