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European Alder
Alnus glutinosa
European Alder leaves
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Leaf miners
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 35-60 Feet
Features: Crisp, green foliage.
Culture: Full sun to light shade; best growth occurs in moist to wet soils.
Cultivars: 'Imperialis' and 'Laciniata' are both cut-leaf varieties, but are not widely available.
Mature Form: Oval to pyramidal, often multi-trunked
Native To: Europe and western Asia
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: A good choice for wet sites; this species is also tolerant of infertile soils since it can fix nitrogen into the soil.

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