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Green Alder vs Butternut

Alnus crispa

Juglans cinerea

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Green Alder
Butternut

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.

Butternut is one of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The nuts are sought after for their mild, sweet, and oily taste. Ensure this tree is planted in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.

Butternut is self-fertile but it has better yields when planted near other butternuts. It can survive in zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3.

Want a large order (over 500 trees) of Butternut? Ask us about contract grows and get the best prices for our 2019 harvest!

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2b
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder
Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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