Hazel Alder Live Stakes
- Latin Name- ALNUS SERRULATA Zones 3-8 Mature height- 8-12 ft Mature Width- 20-30 ft Growth/year- 3 ft Sunlight- Full sun to part sun
Hazel Alder Live Stakes - Alnus serrulata
Native to Eastern North America, found from Nova Scotia to Florida and Texas, the Hazel Alder Live Stakes is a slow maturing thicket-forming shrub that will grow between 8 and 13 feet tall. The hazel alder is easily identified by its dark green foliage, small flowers, and distinctive smooth bark — which is said to have medicinal properties. In the wild, the hazel alder can be found in boggy areas like swamps or along lakes and riverbanks. Its suitability for wetter areas, and its ability to tolerate poor soil quality makes the hazel alder a popular choice to accent water features in gardens. It is also widely used to prevent erosion and in shoreline restoration projects.
Live Stakes are Easy to Care for
Hazel Alder Live Stakes are a versatile plant because it can be classified as both a shrub or tree. The veins on the leaves are distinct because they go in opposite directions at an angle. The fruit will ripen in the later part of fall as the winter passes the fruit will continue to grow and look similar to a small pinecone. The blooms are called catkins, and the female catkins are red while the males are green. The shrub grows into a thick, dense bush that can be pruned to any size you prefer. This tree can adapt to various soils. It is known for its smooth bark. Most people who see this tree can recognize it by its bark alone. It cannot tolerate dry conditions or little water if you live in areas where water is a problem make sure you keep a regular watering schedule. It takes around ten years for it to reach full maturity. It has dark green foliage with small flowers. It prefers partial shade to full sun. Hazel Alder live stakes is a great and easy way to get this shrub or small tree to grow. Live stakes are easy to plant. They require little maintenance and are not prone to diseases or unwanted pests. The hazel alder tree requires very little maintenance.