Black Alder (Alun glutinosa)

$28.00

Black Alder is a rapidly growing tree that thrives near water edges, wet soils and other wet sites. It is useful for planting on severely disturbed sites and acidic sites such as coal strip-mines. It is also an excellent choice for internal orchard windbreaks and for wildlife such as nesting birds and small mammals. Young leaves and shoots are sometimes covered in sticky resin after emerging. The male catkins pollinate the female flowers that produce cone-like fruit in the fall. Black Alder also is a nitrogen fixer and is considered a soil improving species but is not part of the legume family.

NATIVE RANGE

Map courtesy of the USDA-NRCS Plant Database.

Photos courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plant Database.

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Additional information

Scientific Name

Alnus glutinosa

Height

30'

Spread

20'

Foilage

Glossy green

Zone

4-7

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