Plants By Type
This tree will grow to 60 feet high and can spread as much as 25 feet is native to Europe but was introduced to American long ago. The tree prefers moist to wet soils and thrives in full to partial sun in zones 4-7. There is over 30 different species of the Alder tree thus making it a very poplar tree. Many different animal species love this tree as they can thrive off of its nectar such as bees. Reportedly it has a bittersour and unpleasant taste, making it more useful for survival purposes. The wood of certain alder species is often used to smoke various food items. The Alnus Serrulata has been said to have a lot of protein which makes it edible if need be. Most of us know the name Fender which is a very famous guitar and for many years the Fender bodies have been made with Alder wood.