Western Alder (Alnus incana)

several deeply veined serrated green leaves on a single branch

Western Alder

Common name: WESTERN ALDER
Botanical name: Alnus incana

Light: Full sun                            Height: to 30 feet

Water: moderate, usually found along stream and river banks; also lakeshores
Soil type: poor wet soils

Deciduous shrub, usually 15 feet, but sometimes taller, catkins appear in early spring followed by small cones; spreads via suckers; fast growing, excellent for erosion control along river banks and for nesting birds.

Pricecode: B