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River Alder vs Water Sedge

Alnus incana

Carex aquatilis

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River Alder
Water Sedge

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Water Sedge is a waterside grass which grows an extensive horizontal root system. This prevents erosion and allows it to grow back after being eaten.

Water sedge is grazed by many animals including cattle, sheep, horses and waterfowl. Animals choose Water Sedge for forage later in the year as it stays green longer than other plants, requiring you to buy feed for less of the year.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

WATER SEDGE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: plant stalks topped with green and brown tesselated florets in may-september depending on lattitude
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: leafy tussock sedge


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