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River Alder vs Tall Manna Grass

Alnus incana

Glyceria grandis

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River Alder
Tall Manna Grass

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.

Manna Grass and other waterside plants are an excellent way to prevent erosion and provide habitat and forage for animals. The difference is that Manna Grass looks better doing it! With distinctive purple grains at the top of its stalks, Manna Grass adds a splash of color to the waterside that most other aquatics can't offer.

Manna Grass is good for returning disturbed sites to nature and provides nourishment to many animals, except for cattle who find it toxic.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

TALL MANNA GRASS QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: stalks topped with purple florets bloom in july-september
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: toxic to cattle

Other Names: american manna grass, reed manna grass


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