CRCCD – Speckled Alder


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SKU: CRCCD-SA Category:


Alnus incana ssp. rugosa


Soil:  Sandy or gravelly
Light:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture:  Average to Wet
Plant Height: to 25 feet
Plant Width:  to 25 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for low, moist areas along streams and ponds.

Fast-growing, thicket-forming small tree with multiple trucks.  Commonly called speckled alder due to the white warty lenticels (pores) that speckle the bark.   Flowers appear in catkins in early spring before the leaves emerge.  Female catkins are followed by fruiting cones containing winged seeds attractive to birds.  Cones resemble small pine cones and persist through the winter.  Roots bear nitrogen-fixing nodules. Tolerates mucky soils and occasional flooding.  Thickets provide cover for wildlife and winter browse.  Attracts butterflies and seed-eating birds.  Larval host to Green Comma butterflies.

2 gallon pot (limited quantities)