Alder shrubs are commonly used in landscapes to spruce up an area with their unique look and eye catching appearances. It will be anywhere from thirty to forty feet tall, depending on conditions. It can adapt to many soil conditions with ease and will need a full sunlight environment to thrive actually. This shrub is native to Europe and will have rounded foliage that is spectacular. The foliage is a glossy green color that is beautiful despite that it does not produce any flowers. The leaves will change from a brilliant green to a dark red color during the fall months of the year.
It will have cones that will appear and last throughout the entire winter, giving some interest to your landscape. The older it gets, its bark will change color. The colors vary as the tree ages. However, the wood will be soft, and this is an excellent tree for bordering or creating a focal point. The Hazel Alder is also an excellent selection. This one grows best in climate zones two through ten and will be anywhere from twenty to thirty feet tall and just as wide. It will need soils that are moist in their compositions and will grow just fine in full sunlight or partially shaded environment. It is also called the Smooth Alder and is great to grow in streams, ponds or other bodies of water. It becomes slow and has flowers and fruit during the spring and summer times of the year. It also has lovely foliage that will highlight the spring blooms that will be a cream color. The fruit looks like a cone and will last through the winter months. These trees or large shrubs are a perfect addition to your landscape and will bring something new to the area, and they are easy to grow and care for.
The Alder Shrub will make quite a statement in the landscape. It is a deciduous shrub which means that it will lose its leaves in the autumn. The foliage is a beautiful green color and the leaves are rounded. These shrubs can get quite large and will become more like trees if not pruned and kept cut back. They can reach a height of 40 feet when mature. They are very easy to grow and beginner gardeners will do well with this plant. It tolerates most types of soil and likes lots of sunlight. In the fall, the shiny green leaves will turn a vibrant reddish color before falling from the plant.