Alnus glutinosa Laciniata Introduced from France in the 1820’s this cultivar has finely cut deep green leaves that are a joy to behold when looking up through the canopy against a rich blue sky.
A tree of medium size it has a graceful conical habit and is very good for broad verges and for parks. It thrives in all soils though prefers damp ground and tolerates air pollution.
Being a variation of a native tree the cut leaves make this truly striking. It is particularly effective when planted as a triangle at 7 metre centres as the foliage eventually merges to magnify the effect.
Mature heights and crown spread can vary depending on environmental conditions
Mature height: 17-22m
Mature spread: 7-10m