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Deciduous Shrubs

ALNUS incana
Common Name: Alder, Speckled

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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs
Zone: 3 Foliage: Green
Height: 10-15' Fall Foliage: Yellow
Width / Spread: 10-15' Flower: Catkin
Habit: Spreading Flower Season: Early Spring
Sun Requirements: Full/Partial Fruit: Catkin
Uses: Naturalizing
Erosion Control
Attracts Wildlife
Tolerance: Native
Wet Soil
Moist Soil

Forms dense thickets bordering wetlands and along streams; does an excellent job preventing erosion. Stems will root with ground contact. Provides safe habitat for nesting birds; leaves feed a number of native caterpillars. Interesting cone-like seed structures remain on the plants through winter adding a bit of interest. NATIVE.

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