General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 25 to 100 feet
Plant Spread: 25 to 60 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: 1/2 inch woody, cone-like; green maturing to reddish brown, Each cone contains numerous winged seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Other: Persisting through winter.
Flower Color: Green
Other: 2 to 3 inch long catkins bearing 1/4 inch green to reddish-green flowers.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Shade Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Common names
  • Mexican Alder
  • Arizona Alder

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