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Cutleaf Common Alder*

Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata'

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Cutleaf Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Cutleaf Common Alder

Cutleaf Common Alder

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Cutleaf Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Cutleaf Common Alder foliage

Cutleaf Common Alder foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  60 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Black Alder, European Alder

Description:

A tall shade or accent tree with delicately cut leaves, good for a change in texture in a landscape; somewhat large tree, not for small landscapes

Ornamental Features

The Cutleaf Common Alder has green foliage throughout the season. The deeply cut ferny leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

The Cutleaf Common Alder is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

The Cutleaf Common Alder is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

The Cutleaf Common Alder will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Texture 
Ornamental Features