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Green Alder vs Russian Almond

Alnus crispa

Prunus tenella

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Green Alder
Russian Almond

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.

Russian Almond is a low maintenance, short, slightly suckering shrub. It is covered with attractive, bright pink flowers in early spring before its foliage emerges.

This hardy species forms dense thickets attracts wildlife. Russian Almond prefers full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate moist soils.

The nuts it produces are quite attractive but very small. They are bitter and possibly toxic in large quantities.

Check out our YouTube channel video of the Russian Almond here.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

RUSSIAN ALMOND QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: bright pink flowers in spring
Bark: smooth brick red bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 50 years
Life span: 20 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder
Other Names: dwarf russian almond


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