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Alnus rubra (Red Alder)

The average plant height is 270 cm
The average plant height is 270 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:25.00 m
Spread:10.00 m
Flowering time:Spring
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy, Wet
Garden uses:Parks, Ponds, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Coastal, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Alnus rubra (Red Alder) Details

Commonly known as the Red Alder, this is a medium sized tree that grows with a conical habit before broadening out. It carries finely cut, dark green leaves which develop yellow tones in the autumn before falling. It gets its name from the red buds in spring that result in green catkins. This deciduous tree typically reaches 25 m tall and 10 m wide, growing best when planted on a well-drained site in full sun. It is tolerant of cold environments, coastal conditions, and heavy soils. The Red Alder makes for an attractive landscape specimen and is also commonly used for screening, shelter, and planting alongside waterways.

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