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River Alder vs Staghorn Sumac

Alnus incana

Rhus typhina

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River Alder
Staghorn Sumac

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.

Staghorn Sumac is a popular ornamental shrub with red velvet like antlers that produce seeds that provide nice winter interest for landscapers and gardeners.

This low-maintenance plant is a great addition to any garden it is also used in shelterbelts.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

STAGHORN SUMAC QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: small, green-yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: low





Other Names: stags horn sumach, velvet sumac