Red alder - what zones???

michael frankis michael.frankis at which.net
Tue Nov 2 15:30:50 EST 1999


Alnus rugosa is Speckled Alder, not Red Alder (Alnus rubra)!  Adapted to a very different climate, and also a
much smaller tree, so not very suitable for timber production.

Michael


kbonnici at ivory.trentu.ca wrote:

> _Alnus rugosa_ grows quite happily here in Peterborough, Ontario (South central
> Ont.), so I don't see why it wouldn't get along well in New England. If you're
> looking to plant it in N.E., I don't see why you also wouldn't look for stock
> originating from that area, as it would be most adapted to local conditions,
> etc, etc... It is quite easy to spot in the winter because of its distinctive
> buds, and it roots quite readily from winter cuttings (ie. Mid
> November-December). And here, it tends to grow in moist areas (lake and river
> edges, on humusy or rocky soils) with a rather shrubby growth form. It is
> *very* early to flower, and has bright yellow-green pollen, which is quite a
> delight to a botanist aching for spring!
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Kellie
>







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