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Alnus x hybrida

Common Name(s):

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AL-nus BI hy-BRID-ah
Description

Tough, adaptable plant; few pest problems; tolerates short-term flooding; flower and fruiting best in full sun. Single trunk.

 

 

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#wet sites#flooding#poor soils#adaptable#single trunk
Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#wet sites#flooding#poor soils#adaptable#single trunk
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alnus
    Family:
    Betulaceae
    Distribution:
    Wet and infertile soil
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Poor Soil
    Wet Soil