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Alnus glutinosa ‘Aurea’

Golden Alder

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & October
  • Height12m to 25m
  • Spread8m to 10m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourYellow-brown, coral-pink
  • Leaf ColourYellow, yellow-green

Description

Alnus glutinosa ‘Aurea’ (Golden Alder). A slow-growing, deciduous, conical tree with yellow, rounded leaves until late summer, which then age to yellow-green. Bears yellow-brown to coral pink catkins in early spring. The bark is a golden yellow-brown.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America

Interest and use

Ornamental, hedging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilClay
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterWet to moist

Cultivation

Is useful in a boggy area. For the best colour, grow in a sunny position.

Propagation

By hardwood cutting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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