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River Alder vs Labrador Tea

Alnus incana

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

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River Alder
Labrador Tea

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.

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: rust orange
Flowers: white, fragrant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none




Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested