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Italian Alder

Alnus cordata

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

8m

12m

Min

4m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Seed

By seed.

Cuttings

Hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Italian Alder

Hedge plant

Other uses of Italian Alder

Hedging and banks