Speckled Alder

Alnus rugosa

  • Pyramidal to oval growth habit
  • Noted for its speckled bark
  • Oval to rounded leaves, margins uneven and double-toothed
  • Male catkins are slender, scaly and suspended on long stalks
  • Female catkins are smaller, erect and cone-like, clustered at the branch ends
  • Good for wetland areas
  • Bloom Time: April or May

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Green

HEIGHT:
13-15 m

SPREAD:
8-10 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Best for moist areas of the landscape, such as stream banks and pond borders. Tolerates poor soil conditions.

Additional Notes about Speckled Alder:


Native to Ontario