Tag Alder

Tag Alder

Alnus serrulata

Bloom Color: Brown-Yellow, Red

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 10-20'

Bloom Time: March to April

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Medium to Wet, tolerates poor soils

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Hazel alder, smooth alder, brookside alder, common alder, black alder

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Alnus (Alder) supports over 200 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Tag alder is a multi-stemmed large shrub, which does great if planted in a moist, mucky spot. In the wild they grow in bogs, ditches, wetlands, and swamps, typically reaching 10-20′ in height. In spring they develop attractive drooping catkins, which give way to small cones, which are desirable to birds. Tolerates poor soils and can even fix nitrogen. Alders are attractive and functional shrubs with high wildlife value, which tend to be under-utilized in gardens. They provide cover to small mammals, which also eat the twigs and foliage, and various birds such as goldfinches and redpolls eat the seeds, buds, and catkins.


 

Additional information

Bloom Color

Brown-Yellow, Red

Height

10-20'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

March to April

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Medium to Wet, tolerates poor soils

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Hazel alder, smooth alder, brookside alder, common alder, black alder

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