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Green Alder vs Dwarf Arctic Willow

Alnus crispa

Salix purpurea Nana

Green Alder
Dwarf Arctic Willow

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.

Dwarf Arctic Willow is a beautiful ornamental shrub that attracts butterflies. It grows into a low dense, rounded shrub with slender purple stems. The Dwarf Arctic Willow has bluish-green foliage throughout the season and stunning when planted as an artistic hedge. Cold hardy and juglone tolerant, this shrub will make a nice addition to your urban garden.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

DWARF ARCTIC WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.09 - SAVE UP TO 21%
Lowest Price: $11.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 50 years
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
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: dwarf blue leaf arctic willow, dwarf purple osier, purple willow, Salix purpurea Gracilis


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