Alnus glutinosa

Common Name: Alder, Black

This rapid growing European native thrives in truly wet soil. The grayish brown bark is complemented by nutlets that mature in October and persist in pistillate catkins over winter. A good choice where a large windbreak is needed, clumps have 2 or more stems.


30-50 Ft


30-30 Ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 7

Alnus glutinosa Characteristics


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist