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Smooth Alder

Alnus serrulata

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Description:

The tree grows with multiple trunks and up to 36 feet tall with an average spread of 11.5 feet. Trees are found in sunny areas of wetlands. Male flowers are a brownish-yellow and female flowers are red and appear in the spring. The fruit is dark brown and cone like and mature during the fall.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Hazel Alder, Brookside Alder
Plant Family:Betulaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Early March to mid April
Fruit Timing:August to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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