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Green Alder vs Water Sedge

Alnus crispa

Carex aquatilis

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Green Alder
Water Sedge

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.

Water Sedge is a waterside grass which grows an extensive horizontal root system. This prevents erosion and allows it to grow back after being eaten.

Water sedge is grazed by many animals including cattle, sheep, horses and waterfowl. Animals choose Water Sedge for forage later in the year as it stays green longer than other plants, requiring you to buy feed for less of the year.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

WATER SEDGE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: plant stalks topped with green and brown tesselated florets in may-september depending on lattitude
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Life span: short
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: leafy tussock sedge


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