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River Alder vs Washington Hawthorn

Alnus incana

Crataegus phaenopyrum

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River Alder
Washington Hawthorn

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.

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small red fruits
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium


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



Other Names: washington thorn


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