Mountain alder (Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Alnus incana ssp. tenuifolia

Common English name: Mountain alder

Other names: Thinleaf alder

French name: Aulne à feuilles minces

Habitat

Prefers moist soil conditions.

Other notes

Found in the Rocky Mountain range as far north as Alaska.

Hardiness zone(s)

0a, 0b, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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