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Green Alder vs Tall Manna Grass

Alnus crispa

Glyceria grandis

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Green Alder
Tall Manna Grass

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.

Manna Grass and other waterside plants are an excellent way to prevent erosion and provide habitat and forage for animals. The difference is that Manna Grass looks better doing it! With distinctive purple grains at the top of its stalks, Manna Grass adds a splash of color to the waterside that most other aquatics can't offer.

Manna Grass is good for returning disturbed sites to nature and provides nourishment to many animals, except for cattle who find it toxic.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

TALL MANNA GRASS QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 1a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: stalks topped with purple florets bloom in july-september
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Life span: short
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)


Toxicity: toxic to cattle

Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder
Other Names: american manna grass, reed manna grass


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