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ALNUS glutinosa 'Imperialis'
Common Alder


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:: Betulaceae :: ALNUS :: glutinosa :: 'Imperialis'
  • Type of products available: 0/1/1P1L, Maiden trees

Main asset

Light medium green foliage to create relaxing scenes along pond or wetland.


Take care of watering the first 2 years after planting.

Small tree with pyramidal shape. Its laciniated foliage resemble to fern fronds. 

In March, many greenish catkins appear, very decorative.

  • Uses: Riverbanks (roots hold the soil) alignments

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: conical
  • Height: 9 m x 3,50 m (30 ft x 11 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: March

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: laciniated
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: Catkins
  • Flowers colour: green


  • Soil type: Fresh to moist soil, fertile
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)