Alder - 3 Gal.


Alnus rugosa

This vigorous growing native shrub thrives in moist areas and provides great cover for native critters while serving as a larval host for some native butterflies. Deep green foliage on dark, almost warty stems with yellowish fall foliage. Easy to grow. Thrives in moist soils and tolerates growing along streams and low areas well. Perfect for massing to form a border planting or naturalized wind break.

Plant Details

Zone: 3 - 8

Mature Size: 10-12ft High x 10-12ft Wide

Current Size: 24-30''

Growing Tips

Thrives in sun or shade. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Trim in late spring to reduce size or shape but this is better as a low care, no prune naturalized plant.

Availability and quality confirmed as of Tuesday, April 16 2019

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