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Alnus cordata (Italian Alder) - from 6/8cm up to 14/16cm. £25 - £95


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Italian Alder is a handsome conical tree, with glossy heart-shaped dark green leaves. The catkins are longer than other varieties and are followed by decorative cone-like fruits. Slightly taller than the two species.  Alder is a fast growing deciduous tree with rounded leaves.  They are ideal for creating a tall hedge or a windbreak and thrives in damp soil conditions, although it will also tolerate dry sites. It will reach an average height of 40ft+ if grown as a tree or can be regularly pruned to create a hedge 6ft+ tall.


  • Eventual Height: 40ft+ (if left unpruned)
  • Key Features: Long catkins, fast growing, uniform conical shape
  • Suitable for: Windbreak, hedges, large gardens
  • Conditions: Damp soils


Choose your size from:

6/8cm Girth, Bareroot light standard tree

8/10cm Girth, Bareroot standard tree

10/12cm Girth, Bareoot selected standard tree

12/14cm Girth, Bareroot or rootballed heavy standard tree

14/16cm Girth, Rootballed extra heavy standard tree


 We have an excellent range of the smaller sizes of ornamental trees in stock throughout the winter. However for larger sizes (or in busy periods) we may have to order your tree in. Please allow a couple of weeks for this.



These trees are available for collection from the nursery or local delivery (within 40 miles of OX5 3BA). Due to their large size, unfortunately we can't offer nationwide delivery further afield unless we are already planning a journey your area. Please contact us for a local delivery quote or to see if we might be making a trip to your area. 


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