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Speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)


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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. rugosa

Common English name: Speckled alder

Other names: Tag alder, gray alder, hoary alder

French name: Aulne rugueux

Habitat

Tolerates a wide range of temperatures and prefers moist, sunny sites.

Other notes

Found across Canada from the Great Lakes region up to northern Northwest Territories.

Hardiness zone(s)

0a, 0b, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b

 

  • 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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