Italian Alder

Alnus cordata

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A large tree that displays an almost horizontal branch structure, which provides a straight and precise characteristic.
In early spring, both male and female catkins are formed.

Growing Conditions:
Thrives in poor, wet conditions and is widely used in land reclamation.

Value To Wildlife:
Catkins are a great food source for bees and other pollinators and insects. Whilst the over-wintering cones provide nourishment to a range of birds.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    No
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Seed Cone
  • Growth rate

    Vigorous
  • Maximum height

    25m
  • Time to maximum height

    20-50 years
  • Tree type

    Deciduous