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Red alder (Alnus rubra)


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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 rubra

Common English name: Red alder

Other names: Oregon alder, western alder

French name: Aulne rouge

Habitat

Prefers full sun and is often found colonizing disturbed landscapes on the western coast of North America.

Other notes

Red alder is the tallest of the native alder species.

Hardiness zone(s)

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

  • 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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