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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

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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.

Border or Bed
Fall Color
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Alnus rugosa

Thrives in sun or shade. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Trim in late spring to reduce size or shape but this is better as a low care, no prune naturalized plant.