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Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder)

The average plant height is 250 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:25.00 m
Spread:8.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Avenues, Hedging, Parks, Ponds, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Coastal, Formal, Japanese, Modern, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder) Details

The Common Alder is a reasonably fast growing, deciduous tree that can reach 25 m tall and 8 m wide. It carries dark green, rounded leaves which remain green well into autumn before falling. Small, nutlike cones become more apparent when the leaves drop and remain on the tree through winter. These residual cones, along with the attractive, dark brown, furrowed bark and multi-stemmed growth habit, make the Common Alder an attractive landscape specimen year round. This tree does well beside rivers and streams or in marshlands and should be planted in full sun. It is tolerant of cool climates, frost, and moderate wind. The versatility of this tree makes it a popular choice for growing as a specimen, for wind protection, or for avenue planting.

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