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River Alder vs Meadowsweet

Alnus incana

Filipendula ulmaria

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River Alder
Meadowsweet

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.

Meadowsweet gets its name from its sweet fragrance from the creamy white flowers. It is a large upright herbaceous perennial shrub. They bloom in early summer, and with the right conditions may remain throughout the season.

Take care of where you’re planting Meadowsweet as it is known to spread.

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

MEADOWSWEET QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.3 m (1.0 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
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: low





Other Names: bride wort, mead wort