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Common name: Italian AlderType: TreeAspect: Prefers full sunColour: BrownSeason: WinterSoil: Moist and well drainedSize: MediumDelivery: Collection onlyImage: 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