name botanical:Alnus cordata
family:Birch family (Betulaceae)
height:8 - 25 m (26 - 82 ft)
The leaves of Italian alder are heart-shaped and 2 - 3 cm (0.8 – 1.2 in) long and 1.5 - 2 cm (0.6 – 0.8 in) broad. The leaf base is slightly asymmetric. The leaf margin is serrated.
flowering:March - April
blossom color:red, reddish
The male flowers (catkins) of alder are reddish females are red.
Small woody cones dark brown and up to 3 cm (1.2 in) long.
The branches are smooth, glossy and brown red.
bark:The bark is smooth, gray-green with lenticels.
root:Shallow-rooting plant, highly branched fine roots
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:sandy-loamy to loamy
ph value:acid to slightly alkaline
single tree or planting in groups in urban green
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