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River Alder vs Dahurian Birch

Alnus incana

Betula davurica

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

River Alder
Dahurian Birch

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.

Dahurian Birch is a rare and interesting ornamental with curling bark. This tree is the first to sprout on bare land and is tolerant of dry, gravelly, and infertile soils. Dahurian Birch can grow in industrial areas or exposed land as long as it has full sunlight.

This tree is ideal for landscaping, ornamental, and ecosystem services.

This tree is not well known, but is a favorite of nursery owners across the country.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

DAHURIAN BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 7 m (22 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Bark: showy grey brown bark that exfoliates as it ages
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: asian black birch


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