Tag Alder

Alnus serrulata


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Key Features


Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

March, April

Bloom Color

Brown, Red, Yellow

Soil Moisture

Medium, Moist, Wet

Soil Type

Medium to Wet, tolerates poor soils

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Keystone Value: The genus Alnus (Alder) supports over 200 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

    Tag Alder (Alnus serrulata) is a multi-stemmed large shrub, which does great if planted in a moist, mucky spot. In the wild they grow in bogs, ditches, wetlands, and swamps, typically reaching 10-20′ in height. In spring they develop attractive drooping catkins, which give way to small cones, which are desirable to birds. Tolerates poor soils and can even fix nitrogen. Alders are attractive and functional shrubs with high wildlife value, which tend to be under-utilized in gardens. They provide cover to small mammals, which also eat the twigs and foliage, and various birds such as goldfinches and redpolls eat the seeds, buds, and catkins.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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