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Green Alder vs American Bladdernut

Alnus crispa

Staphylea trifolia

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Green Alder
American Bladdernut

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.

American Bladdernut is a fast-growing, ornamental shrub native to eastern North America. It can be grown as a large shrub or trained as a small tree. The small, drooping, white flowers are bell-shaped and grow in clusters. They appear in mid to late spring, attracting various pollinators. Well suited as an understory plant as it prefers shady and partial sun location with moist soils.

The blossoms mature into papery seed capsules and have been described as miniature Japanese lanterns. They are commonly used in dried flower arrangements. The seeds found within the pods are edible, and have a taste similar to pistachios. They can be eaten raw, used in baking or made into a sweet cooking oil.

Care should be taken when planting American Bladdernut, as it can spread quickly. It is prone to suckering and will self-seed. Plant the right tree in the right place.

GREEN ALDER QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN BLADDERNUT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $6.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: shade, partial shade
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: long
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: mountain alder, sitka alder