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Italian alder, Corsican alder - Alnus cordata, alnus cordifolia (latin)

Areas of origin: Corsica, centre and south of Italy.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 25 metres (82'), width up to 12 metres (39.4').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
The leaves of the Corsican Alder are a glossy dark green on the top and light green underneath. They are heart shaped at their base. It’s a beautiful ornamental tree. Not fussy about the quality of soils and with a rapid growth, the Corsican Alder is often used to replant industrial wasteland or motorways rest areas. It can also be found as part of numerous windbreak and rural hedges.

List of Alders:
Black alder (Alnus glutinosa), can be planted in very wet areas.
Grey alder (Alnus incana), grey upturn of the leaves, can be planted in poor soil.
Red alder (Alnus rubra), can be planted in very wet areas.

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