- Latin Name- ALNUS SERRULATA Zones 3-8 Mature height- 8-15 ft Mature Width- 20-30 ft Growth/year- 3 ft Sunlight- Full sun
Fruits of the Hazel Alder tree ripen around the end of fall and last throughout winter. They look like small pinecones. It can withstand acidic to neutral soil. It is generally found as a large shrub bordering streams and rivers. Its decoction is used to treat cutaneous diseases and to treat an upset stomach. It is widely used in shoreline restoration projects. If you live by a stream bank this will be the best shrub for you as it will prevent the erosion of soil and protect the shore. It provides a great cover for ducks and is a commonly used by birds to build nests. These streamside trees look great at any water garden. They are also small and can be used like large shrubs. These plants are often used as stream bank shrubs to prevent erosion of the bank.These small trees make great shrubs. This small tree also attracts wildlife and is very hardy. This large plant produces an abundance of beautiful leaves and is very hardy in wetland areas. This plant will also attract several varieties of birds, squirrels, and insects.