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Green Alder vs Variegated Dogwood

Alnus crispa

Cornus alba argenteo-marginata

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Green Alder
Variegated Dogwood

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.

Variegated Dogwood, also known as Silver Leaf Dogwood, is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark and white flowers and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf. This gives Variegated Dogwood a distinctive look.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: 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: tatarian dogwood


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