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Alnus glutinosa


The Common Alder or Black Alder, is a deciduous tree, broadly conical in habit when young, with grey-purple buds, rounded bright green leaves and female catkins which look like cones conspicuous in winter.

Ultimate height 28 metres in 20-50 years
Ultimate spread 4–8 metres
Full sun, any aspect, in exposed or sheltered locations
Very hardy