50 years to reach maturity
Italian Alder Overview
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.
Common problems with Italian Alder
How to propagate Italian Alder
Special features of Italian Alder
Other uses of Italian Alder
Hedging and banks