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River Alder vs Bracted Honeysuckle

Alnus incana

Lonicera involucrata

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River Alder
Bracted Honeysuckle

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.

Bracted Honeysuckle is a shade loving shrub that is distinguishable from other honeysuckles by its square stem and pointed leaves. Native to most of North America, this honeysuckle is found along swamps, rivers, riparian zones and moist wooded areas.

If you have a erosion control project in mind, consider Bracted Honeysuckle.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

BRACTED HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: shiny, purple-black berries produced in pairs
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: bearberry honeysuckle, black twinberry, twinberry


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