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Commonly known as Italian alder
Conical-shaped tree with bright green glossy leaves
Deciduous - ovate leaves, heart-shaped at the bottom, to 10cm (4in) long.
Height - 25m (80ft)
Spread - 6m (20ft)
Tree - male catkins to 8cm (3in) long in groups of 3-6 are yellow-brown and open before the leaves. Ovoid fruits,2-3cm (¾ to 1¼in) long, in summer.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - a useful tree for a windbreak
Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot
Place of origin - Corsica, southern Italy.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - tolerates dryer soils.
Tree Shape - Broadly conical
Trees - Care Guide
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.