Alnus Serrulata, Hazel Alder
Hazel alder it is a woody shrub that can easily be pruned to resemble a small tree. Featuring finely-toothed leaves and droopy yellow catkins, the Hazel alder adds an interesting element to landscape and attracts birds and other wildlife.
In the winter this plant loses its leaves (though occasionally they remain but wilt) and presents with red, brown, or grey bare limbs. The Hazel alder prefers wetland conditions, grows quickly, and can adapt to subpar soil and sun. A versatile plant can be found as far south as Florida and as far north as Canada.