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  • Appearance: Speckled alder is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows between 10 and 30 feet tall. It has a multi-stemmed growth habit with smooth, grayish-brown bark. The leaves are oval-shaped with a serrated margin and have a dark green color. The bark and twigs of speckled alder often have distinctive whitish or light-colored speckles, giving the plant its common name.

  • Habitat and Range: Speckled alder is native to North America and can be found in various wetland habitats, including swamps, marshes, stream banks, and lake shores. It is well-adapted to moist soil conditions and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade. Speckled alder has a wide distribution across the northern parts of North America.

  • Ecological Importance: Speckled alder plays a vital role in wetland ecosystems. Its root systems help stabilize soil and prevent erosion. The plant has nitrogen-fixing abilities, which means it can convert atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form, enriching the soil with nutrients. Speckled alder also provides habitat and food for various wildlife species, including birds, mammals, and insects.

  • Wood and Uses: The wood of speckled alder is relatively soft and lightweight. It is not commonly used for commercial purposes or woodworking projects. However, historically, the wood has been used by Native American tribes for crafting items such as baskets, bowls, and small tools. The bark has also been used for medicinal purposes by some indigenous cultures.

  • Landscape Use: Speckled alder can be used in naturalized landscapes, particularly in wetland restoration projects or gardens with moist soil conditions. Its tolerance for wet conditions makes it suitable for stabilizing stream banks or creating wildlife habitat. It can also be utilized as a windbreak or for erosion control in appropriate settings.

  • Speckled alder, with its adaptability to wetland environments and its ecological contributions, is an important plant in supporting the health and biodiversity of wetland ecosystems. It offers ornamental and practical benefits in landscape design and restoration projects.
  • HEIGHT 13-15 M
  • SPREAD 8-10 M 

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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