Spaeth's Alder

As low as $575.00

Quick Overview

This rapid-growing shade tree selection surprises onlookers in the spring with coppery-purple leaves that change to a glossy green in the summer. Spaeth's Alder is a top pick for parkways, parks, and large open landscapes wherever shade is needed.


Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Spaeth's Alder is a large, rapid-growing shade tree selection. This tree is an excellent alternative when replacing ash trees in urban settings. Spaeth's Alder stands out with coppery-purple leaves in spring before transitioning to glossy green in the summer.


Where to put it:

Spaeth's Alder is a top pick for the parkway, parks, or large open landscapes where shade is needed. Plant this tree at least 15ft away from buildings. 


What it needs:

This nitrogen-fixing tree adapts to a variety of soil conditions. Spaeth's Alder prefers moist soil and is tolerant of dry conditions once fully established. Be sure to follow our tree care instructions for the first few growing seasons until the root system is well-established.


Botanical Name Alnus x spaethii
Hardiness Zone 4
Tree Type Shade
Size Range Large Tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height 65'
Mature Spread 20'
Shape Pyramidal, Broadly Rounded
Foliage Color Purple in Spring - Changing to Green in Summer
Fall Color Yellow/Gold
Flower Color N/A
Decorative Fruit N/A
Landscape Uses Shade, Parkway/Street
Growth Rate Rapid
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable
Standout Feature adaptable, rapid growth rate, unique coppery-purple leaves in spring