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Alnus cordata

For sale by The Forest Garden

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Cell grown so can be planted all year round. 15 - 30 cm. Great nitrogen fixer.

(cell tray not included)

Pot SizeTotal Price
0.1 litres

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Plant Finder: about Alnus cordata

Common names

Italian alder, Alder


Alnus cordata (Italian alder). This species of tree is columnar and has dense foliage with short side branches. The leaves are heart shaped and about 10cm long and they are a rich glossy green above and a lighter green beneath. In late winter or early spring this tree will produce yellowish male catkins about 9cm long at the branch tips; they are followed by 2.5cm long seed cones.

Also known as Alnus cordifolia.


This tree will adapt well to most situations and soils but does best near water.

Interest and use

Hedging and banks

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Alnus cordata | Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, SA38 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality, Chalky
  • WaterMoist

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Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, SA38
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