Alnus incana

Speckled Alder

Speckled alder is a common shoreline shrub of the Kawartha Lakes area. It has an aggressive root system which works hard to combat shoreline erosion. Tolerates very wet and harsh conditions. Nitrogen fixing plant.

Height: It grows to a height of 10-15 feet

Sun Requirements: Sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Wet soils

Flowers: Spring

Attracts: Birds

Important Butterfly Larval Host: Yes

Special Tolerances: Erosion control species