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Green Alder vs Black Hawthorn

Alnus crispa

Crataegus douglasii

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Green Alder
Black Hawthorn

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.

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $5.29
Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to red
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Flowers: white
Bark: brown to gray
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 50 years
Life span: medium
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: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple


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