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Dwarf alder Overview
A small genus of 2 species of deciduous shrubs in the Hamamelidaceae family native to the Southeastern region of the US where they grow in woodlands and swamps. They are slow-growing with a rounded growth habit. Catkin-like spikes of tiny white flowers are produced in early Spring. They are also cultivated for their autumn foliage and favour an acidic soil in full sun or part shade.
How to propagate Dwarf alder
Propagate by layering, seeds or softwood cuttings in summer.
Other uses of Dwarf alder
Grown for their autumn colour and fragrant flowers, each with a dense, bottlebrush-like clusters of stamens which open before or as leaves emerge.