{"id":5655522017429,"title":"Alnus rubra (Red Alder)","handle":"alnus-rubra","description":"\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBeautiful fast-growing and nitrogen-fixing deciduous tree for moist soils. Provides cover and resources for various birds, including flocks of Pine Siskins in winter that enjoy picking the seeds from the cones. \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWoodlands, forests, floodplains, and streambanks\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFull sun to part shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMesic to wet\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUp to 25 m\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMarch to April\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDeciduous tree\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003efeature\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAttracts birds, butterfly host\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/polystichum-munitum?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=sword\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eSword Fern\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/oemleria-cerasiformis?_pos=2\u0026amp;_psq=june\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eJuneplum\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/tellima-grandiflora?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=fringecu\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eFringecup\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/acer-macrophyllum?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=big%20le\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eBig-leaf Maple\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/bromus-vulgaris?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=columbia\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eColumbia Brome\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003esowing time\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eSow in fall for spring germination. Cold stratification required.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eRed Alder has female cones and male catkins on the same tree (monecious). The female cones are what produce the winged nutlets that fall to the ground in winter. You can collect the cones and dry them just a little to release the seeds or collect the seeds directly off the ground. It's important to sow them fresh, as it seems their viability declines as the seeds dry and the weather warms. Seed matures in the cones but can't easily be extracted so we collect in winter instead. Because of the later collection, the seeds have already undergone a cold stratification ahead of sowing. With the seed sown in winter, expect spring germination and fast-growing trees. Surprisingly, Red Alder Trees are sensitive to transplanting so it is best to sow directly into a container that you are happy with for direct planting.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2020-08-27T12:15:01-07:00","created_at":"2020-08-27T12:15:01-07:00","vendor":"Saanich Native Plants","type":"plant","tags":["BLOOMTIME_Apr-Jun","BLOOMTIME_Feb-Mar","FEATURE_attracts birds","FEATURE_butterfly host","FEATURE_butterfly-friendly","FEATURE_deciduous","FEATURE_deer-resistant","FORM_tree","HABITAT_forest","HABITAT_riparian","HABITAT_wetland","HABITAT_woodland","HEIGHT_5 m +","LIGHT_part shade","LIGHT_sun","SEED SOWING TIME_fall","SEED SOWING TIME_winter","SOIL_mesic","SOIL_moist","SOIL_wet"],"price":1500,"price_min":1500,"price_max":8000,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":47381582151913,"title":"10 cm pot","option1":"10 cm pot","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"alnus-rubra-10cm","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Alnus rubra (Red Alder) - 10 cm pot","public_title":"10 cm pot","options":["10 cm pot"],"price":1500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":47139600236777,"title":"1 gallon pot","option1":"1 gallon pot","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"alnus-rubra-1gal","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Alnus rubra (Red Alder) - 1 gallon pot","public_title":"1 gallon pot","options":["1 gallon pot"],"price":2500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":47139600269545,"title":"2 gallon pot","option1":"2 gallon pot","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"alnus-rubra-2gal","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Alnus rubra (Red Alder) - 2 gallon pot","public_title":"2 gallon pot","options":["2 gallon pot"],"price":4500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]},{"id":47139600302313,"title":"5 gallon pot","option1":"5 gallon pot","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"alnus-rubra-5gal","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Alnus rubra (Red Alder) - 5 gallon pot","public_title":"5 gallon pot","options":["5 gallon pot"],"price":8000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/satinflower.ca\/cdn\/shop\/products\/alnusrubra_Custom.jpg?v=1616166787"],"featured_image":"\/\/satinflower.ca\/cdn\/shop\/products\/alnusrubra_Custom.jpg?v=1616166787","options":["Size"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":21154283094165,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"width":1140,"src":"\/\/satinflower.ca\/cdn\/shop\/products\/alnusrubra_Custom.jpg?v=1616166787"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1140,"media_type":"image","src":"\/\/satinflower.ca\/cdn\/shop\/products\/alnusrubra_Custom.jpg?v=1616166787","width":1140}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBeautiful fast-growing and nitrogen-fixing deciduous tree for moist soils. Provides cover and resources for various birds, including flocks of Pine Siskins in winter that enjoy picking the seeds from the cones. \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"sfncontainer\"\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003ePlant Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabitat\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWoodlands, forests, floodplains, and streambanks\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003elight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFull sun to part shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003emoisture\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMesic to wet\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eheight\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUp to 25 m\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eflowering\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMarch to April\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ehabit\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDeciduous tree\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth\u003efeature\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAttracts birds, butterfly host\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003ecompanion plants\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/polystichum-munitum?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=sword\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eSword Fern\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/oemleria-cerasiformis?_pos=2\u0026amp;_psq=june\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eJuneplum\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/tellima-grandiflora?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=fringecu\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eFringecup\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/acer-macrophyllum?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=big%20le\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eBig-leaf Maple\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/satinflower.ca\/products\/bromus-vulgaris?_pos=1\u0026amp;_psq=columbia\u0026amp;_ss=e\u0026amp;_v=1.0\"\u003eColumbia Brome\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbutton type=\"button\" class=\"accordion\"\u003eSeed Details\u003c\/button\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"accordion-panel\"\u003e\n\u003ctable data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"single_plant_view\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003esowing time\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003eSow in fall for spring germination. Cold stratification required.\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cth data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"right\"\u003eseeding info\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003ctd data-mce-fragment=\"1\" class=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eRed Alder has female cones and male catkins on the same tree (monecious). The female cones are what produce the winged nutlets that fall to the ground in winter. You can collect the cones and dry them just a little to release the seeds or collect the seeds directly off the ground. It's important to sow them fresh, as it seems their viability declines as the seeds dry and the weather warms. Seed matures in the cones but can't easily be extracted so we collect in winter instead. Because of the later collection, the seeds have already undergone a cold stratification ahead of sowing. With the seed sown in winter, expect spring germination and fast-growing trees. Surprisingly, Red Alder Trees are sensitive to transplanting so it is best to sow directly into a container that you are happy with for direct planting.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Alnus rubra Red Alder

Description
Beautiful fast-growing and nitrogen-fixing deciduous tree for moist soils. Provides cover and resources for various birds, including flocks of Pine Siskins in winter that enjoy picking the seeds from the cones.
habitat Woodlands, forests, floodplains, and streambanks
light Full sun to part shade
moisture Mesic to wet
height Up to 25 m
flowering March to April
habit Deciduous tree
feature Attracts birds, butterfly host
companion plants Sword Fern, Juneplum, Fringecup, Big-leaf Maple, Columbia Brome
sowing time
Sow in fall for spring germination. Cold stratification required.
seeding info Red Alder has female cones and male catkins on the same tree (monecious). The female cones are what produce the winged nutlets that fall to the ground in winter. You can collect the cones and dry them just a little to release the seeds or collect the seeds directly off the ground. It's important to sow them fresh, as it seems their viability declines as the seeds dry and the weather warms. Seed matures in the cones but can't easily be extracted so we collect in winter instead. Because of the later collection, the seeds have already undergone a cold stratification ahead of sowing. With the seed sown in winter, expect spring germination and fast-growing trees. Surprisingly, Red Alder Trees are sensitive to transplanting so it is best to sow directly into a container that you are happy with for direct planting.
Size
$15.00
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