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Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata'

Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata'

Cutleaf common alder

Description

Alnus glutinosa ‘Laciniata’ (Cutleaf common alder) is an elegant variety of the native common alder. The selection was discovered in St. Germain in Paris, France in 1819. The ‘Laciniata’ cultivar can reach heights of up to 18 metres and has a wide, semi-open, pyramid-shaped crown that can reach a width of up to 8 metres, with hanging twigs.

In February, Alnus glutinosa ‘Laciniata’ blooms striking, yellow-brown catkins. The egg-shaped, decorative cut leaves bud dark green, with a beautiful shine. The delicate foliage and the hanging twigs give the ‘Laciniata’ cultivar an elegant appearance, the tree seems to dance in the slightest gust of wind. In autumn, the leaves stay green on the tree for a long time, finally turning yellow. From mid-August onward, the ‘Laciniata’ cultivar bears green and black alder catkins, which stay on the tree well into winter.

Alnus glutinosa ‘Laciniata’ tolerates shade, strong (coastal) winds and brief periods of draught and can handle pavement, air pollution and salt spray very well. The selection is perfect for use in wide streets and avenues, in squares and - with its tolerance for wind - in roof gardens as a characteristic multi-stem tree. But the strong ‘Laciniata’ cultivar also thrives in coastal areas, wet zones like wadi or in forests. For the best growth, give Alnus glutinosa ‘Laciniata’ a sunny to lightly shaded environment in moist to wet soil.

Types of planting

Tree types

standard trees feathered trees multi-stemmed trees shade trees

Use

Location

avenue square park central reservation roof garden large garden cemetery traffic areas, industrial zones bioswale coastal area

Pavement

none none open open sealed sealed

Planting concepts

shade-tolerant prairie planting

Characteristics

Crown shape

pyramidal pyramidal

Crown structure

semi-open semi-open

Height

15 - 18 m

Width

6 - 8 m

Winter hardiness zone

3A - 8B

Aspects

Wind

tolerant to wind tolerant to coastal wind

Soil

loess sabulous clay peaty heavy clay light clay sand loamy soil all soils

Nutrient level

moderately rich in nutrients rich in nutrients

Soil moisture level

dry moist wet

Light requirements

sun partial shade

pH range

acidic neutral alkaline

Host plant/forage plant

bees nectar value 0 pollen value 1

Extreme environments

tolerant to salt spray tolerates air pollution tolerant to short-term flooding

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Seasonal colours

Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata' seizoenskleur
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Flowers

Flowers

catkins striking

Flower colour

yellow-brown

Flowering period

February - March

Leaves

Leaf colour

dark green

Leaves

deciduous ovate polished sticky laciniate dentate lobate nitrogen fixing

Autumn colour

yellow

Fruits

Fruit colour

green black

Fruits

small

Bark

Bark colour

grey-black

Bark

slightly furrowed

Twigs

Twig colour

grey-brown

Twigs

bare pendulous

Root system

Root system

deep highly branched

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