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River Alder vs Pygmy Caragana

Alnus incana

Caragana pygmaea

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

River Alder
Pygmy Caragana

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.

Pygmy Caragana is a shrub that is related to Common Caragana and has a compact size that is suitable for yards with limited space. Its size is perfect for landscaping and decorative hedges, and requires little maintenance. This nitrogen fixer has fine-textured foliage and small yellow flowers. Much like Common Caragana, it is hardy and drought tolerant.

Popular as a low maintenance commercial landscaping shrub and for hedging. This species does have tiny spines that might poke you a bit. It has a nice appealing texture when mature.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

PYGMY CARAGANA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2b
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: prolific tiny yellow pea-like flowers
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: pygmy peashrub


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