Alnus cordata

Italian Alder

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate -
Mature Height - 30-50'
Mature Width - 25'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious, males are clusters of yellow-green, 2-3" long, catkins; females are 0.25" reddish green, upright strobili appearing in early spring.
Fruit - Egg-shaped, 1-1.25" long, often occurring in 3's; persistent. It has the largest fruit of the cultivated alders.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Fall color does not occur as the leaves drop while green or brown.
Bark - brown in youth
Other Features - Neat pyramidal outline, clean foliage
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Best near water. Performs well in infertile, dry, high pH soils.
Native Habitat - Corisca and southern Italy
Diseases and Insects -
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Alder.
- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Alnus.
- Other plants of the species Alnus cordata.