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Red Elderberry vs Green Alder

Sambucus racemosa

Alnus crispa

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Red Elderberry
Green Alder

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Green Alder is a cold hardy, native shrub. It is often planted on infertile sites so it can fix nitrogen from the air and improve the soil quality.

Green Alder is known for its smooth grey bark and attractive shiny green leaves; it is commonly used in reclamation.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: 50 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder


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