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Alnus rubraAlnus rubra


Common Name: Red Alder, Western Alder, Pacific Coast Alder

Bloomtime: Spring

Exposure: Prefers full sun, tolerates very light shade

Height: 9.0-18.0 m (30-60') ft

Spread: 7.0-12.0 m (25-40') ft

Water: Moist, well drained

Hardiness: Zones 5-8

Zone: 4

Deer Resistant: Occasional damage

Drought Tolerant: Moderately tolerant

Characteristics: Medium to large deciduous tree with an upright oval habit, Fast growing tree that fixes nitrogen in the soil, Native to the west coast of north america, Tolerates periodic flooding