Shrub

Alnus rugosa

Speckled Alder

  • Easy to grow!
  • Vigorous grower
  • Great cover for native creatures
  • Larval host for some native butterflies
  • Deep green foliage on dark stems
  • Yellow fall color
  • Great for massing on a border
This vigorous growing native shrub thrives in moist areas and provides great cover for native critters while serving as a larval host for some native butterflies. Deep green foliage on dark, almost warty stems with yellowish fall foliage. Easy to grow. Thrives in moist soils and tolerates growing along streams and low areas well. Perfect for massing to form a border planting or naturalized wind break.
Fragrant
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Vigorous
Vigorous
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes