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Italian Alder
Scientific Name: Alnus cordata Nutt.
Family: Betulaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9,14-24
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Italian peninsula and islands

Growth Habits: Small to medium-sized deciduous tree, conical shaped, fast growing to 30 to 50 feet tall (9-15 m) or more, 25 feet spread (7.5 m); greenish gray to greenish brown bark; dark green, heart-shaped leaves, 3 to 4 inches long (7-10 cm), light green underside

Watering Needs: Tolerates wet soils, needs ample water

Propagation: Seeds, or softwood cuttings under mist

Might get chlorosis in vary alkaline soils. It can be used for hedges.

Blooming Habits:
Catkin-like flowers, the males are drooping, 3 to 5 inches long (7-12 cm), females are erect 1 to 1.2 inches long (2.5-3 cm). The female catkins turn into a small cone, persistant in winter.

Fruiting Habits:

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