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Alnus cordata, size Medium, on our nursery
Alnus cordata, size Medium, on our nursery
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Alnus cordata

Italian Alder

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Alnus cordata, known as the Italian Alder, is a fast growing pyramidal tree that sometimes holds onto it green glossy leaves as late as December in mild urban areas making it a very good screening tree.

Introduced in the 1820s from Italy, it is very hardy and thrives on wet or dry soils after establishment.

The vigour of Alnus cordata makes it unsuitable for paved areas near to buildings but it makes an excellent windbreak and screen for large open boundaries.

Yellow catkins are produced in the spring and its leaves eventually turn yellow before they fall in the late autumn.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Wetland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Clay, Wet, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Good for waterlogged soil,
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.