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Cultural Details for Alnus serrulata

Common Name:
Hazel Alder; Tag Alder

Growth Rate:
Fast; 24" or more a year

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
In March before leaves. Male – slender, drooping purple or brown. Female – deep purple, clusters of 3's.

Fruit Details:
Brown; early August through late February.

Fall Color:
green late then yellow tinged with red

Bark Details:
Gray to gray-brown.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Maine south to Florida to Louisiana

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Resistant to soil compaction and drought; salt sensitive.

This plant was blooming:
3/22/2010 - 4/2/2010
3/22/2007 - 4/2/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.