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Latin Name: Alnus rubra
Forestart Reference: ALRUB1

An extremely fast growing medium sized, large leaved tree which carries male catkins up to 15cm long in the spring. It is a good choice for waterside plantings.

Common name: Red Alder.
Native: Western North America.
Provenance: UK
Size and spread (10 years): 12m x 5m
Treatment required: Requires pre chill.
Germinal seeds / kg: 900000
Ideal sowing period: Spring
Soil conditions: Most soils but prefers moisture, not tolerant of chalk.
Planting instructions:
Mature height: 25m

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