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Sitka Alder
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About Sitka Alder (Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata) Sitka Alder (Alnus viridis ssp. sinuata) is a native tree or shrub that grows in Northern California, primarily in the North Coast, the Klamath Mountain Range and North Coast Range regions. It is slow growing and long-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 16 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Leaves are light-green and deciduous. It tends to grow in creek and meadow edges, at elevations from 3300-8900 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Tree

Max. Height
10 - 16 ft (3 - 4.9 m)

Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Slow

Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Leaves
Yellow-Green

Flowering Season
Summer
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Creek and meadow edges

Sun
Part Shade

Elevation ?
10' - 8959'

Annual Precip. ?
23.9" - 153.3"

Summer Precip. ?
1.33" - 5.61"

Coldest Month ?
28.7° F - 46.6° F

Hottest Month ?
47.2° F - 70.9° F

Humidity ?
0.26 vpd - 21.71 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Sunset Zones ?
1*, 2*, 3*, 7*, 14, 15

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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