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River Alder vs Rose Glow Barberry

Alnus incana

Berberis thunbergii Rose Glow

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River Alder
Rose Glow Barberry

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.

Rose Glow Barberry is a cold hardy, drought tolerant shrub. It has attractive, mottled foliage that ranges from red, pink, green, and white, maturing to deep maroon.

Rose Glow Barberry has sharp thorns, so be careful when you're handling this shrub. These thorns are what make Rose Glow Barberry an excellent hedge plant as they deter rabbit and deer.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

ROSE GLOW BARBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
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: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: pink/purple flower
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium