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ALNUS spaethii
Spaeth Alder


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:: Betulaceae :: ALNUS :: spaethii
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Main asset

 A rustic tree for all situations except too dry.

Original alder through its large acuminate leaf and its ability to look like a lot of other trees. As a matter of fact, it looks a bit like a wild cherry tree or a chinese persimmon, even like a Cornus controversa. Narrow conical habit. Fast growth. Catkins ans cones as any tree.

  • Uses: line or shade tree

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: conical
  • Height: 10 - 15 m x 5 m (40 ft x 16 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: march
  • Époque de fructification : july-september

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: simple, lanceolate-ovate
  • Foliage colour: green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: catkin
  • Forme des fruits : cone
  • Couleur des fruits : green then brown


  • Soil type: any but too dry
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)