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River Alder vs Snowball Viburnum

Alnus incana

Viburnum opulus roseum

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River Alder
Snowball Viburnum

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.

Snowball Viburnum is a popular ornamental shrub with prolific flowering. This plant is prized for its round clusters of white flowers that resemble snowballs, delighting children and adults. In fall, its leaves turn vibrant shades of red. Snowball Viburnum is sought after as a single accent shrub, but can also make a dense hedge or privacy screen.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

SNOWBALL VIBURNUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3b
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: purplish-red
Berries: red to dark purple berries
Flowers: white
Bark: gold to gray
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: european cranberrybush, guelder rose, snowball bush, snowball tree


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