Also known as
American Black Alder, Common Black Alder, Hoary-Leaved Alder, Speckled Alder, Hoary Alder
50 years to reach maturity
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Grey Alder Overview
A fast-growing, tall, deciduous upright tree which will produce catkins and has a smooth, dark grey bark. The ovate, toothed leaves are dark and glossy green above, paler green below.
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Other uses of Grey Alder
Often used in land reclamation in areas of dry and poor soil, such as old spoil heaps where it fixes nitrogen and consolidates the soil. Planted as windbreaks, hedging and useful for screening. An early source of pollen for bees and the 'cones' provide food for the birds.