Alnus glutinosa ‘Laciniata’ Alnus

Alnus

Description: Alnus glu Laciniata is a beautiful, graceful tree. Finely cut foliage that is slate-green in colour, turning to a wonderful yellow in autumn. Has catkins and cones. A hardy tree, resistant to wind and frost. A lovely ornamental feature in the garden or in an avenue. 

History: From our native Common Alder which came from France in the early 1800s. Found growing in the wild by Trochereau De la Berliere, which he then took and planted in his garden near Saint Germain. This gre until 1938, providing cuttins to nurseries in France, 

Alnus Growing Tips: Will tolerate almost any soil condition except shallow chalk. Fast and easy to grow, thriving even in waterlogged soil. Excellent for shelter belts. Respond well to coppicing and heavy pruning at any stage. Should be encouraged as shelter trees on poorland as they are effective nitrogen fixers for other symbiotic plant life.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Wet tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • M Size: Medium

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