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Alnus cordata

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 Alnus cordataAlnus cordata 
Price:  £35.00
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Common name:  Italian Alder
Type:  Tree
Aspect:  Prefers full sun
Colour:  Brown
Season:  Winter
Soil:  Moist and well drained
Size:  Medium
Delivery:  Collection only
Image:  WTGN

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Conical deciduous tree with shiny deep green leaves and long green catkins in late winter. Unusually for alders, will tolerate dry conditions but prefers moisture. Native to Corsica and mainland Italy.

Alnus cordata can improve soil fertility through symbiotic nitrogen fixation with the bacteria Actinomyces alni and is often grown as a wndbreak. It also comes in to leaf early and keeps it foliage wel in to autumn so can be used as highly effective screen where desired.

Final height will be in region of 10-20m