Alnus rugosa

Speckled Alder

There are about 30 species and many cultivars of the short-lived Alder. Most of these deciduous trees like colder climates and moist or wet soils along streams and ponds. Use in grove plantings or as single, multi-trunked trees. Spring flowers are followed by toothed leaves and cone-like fruits. Roots can be shallow and invasive. They grow rapidly in infertile and poorly drained soils. Prune in winter to remove dead or damaged limbs.
Alnus rugosa, Speckled Alder
The leaves of this coarse shrub or small tree are somewhat wrinkled and dull dark green. Their undersides are pale green with rusty red hairs.

Attributes - Alnus rugosa

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 15 ft. to 25 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil.

Related Plants

Alnus cordata, Alnus oregona, Alnus rhombifolia, Alnus sinuata
 
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