Scientific Name: Alnus hirsuta Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Manchurian alder Texture:Medium
Family Name:BetulaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 7 - 10m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Central / west Asia, S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Ovate, Lanceolate, Double serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Yellow, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Nut, Brown, Aug- Oct- Sep, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Woodland margin, Tall background, Native planting, Wetland - bogs
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate, coarsely serrate, pubescent, with heavy parallel major veins; catkins persistent (male and female on same plant). Winter ID: angular, gray pubescence when young; buds with with 2 scales.