Hazel Alder

Arbor walk #97

Hazel Alder is a multi-stemmed small tree and can grow to 20′ high and up to 15′ wide forming thickets by suckering. It is native from Nova Scotia to Illinois and Missouri south to eastern Texas and northern Florida. It is an ideal selection for naturalizing or rain gardens.

Name Hazel Alder
Latin Name Alnus serrulata
Type Native
Diameter 2” caliper
Color of Leaf Dull green
Shape of Leaf Wide, elliptical with serrulate margins
Color of Flower

Male: brownish yellow

Female: bright red

Shape of Flower Slender, cylindrical
Fruit Characteristics Fruiting cones with seeds
Bark Characteristics Smooth, gray bark
Foliage Type Deciduous