Alnus subcordata – (Caucasian alder tree)

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A broad, handsome tree with rough, incredibly fissured bark and many spreading branches. Will grow rapidly in any habitat, even in exposure, making it one of the fastest growing alders. A fine show of large catkins in January.

Native from the lesser Caucasus down to Iran.

Eventual height: 12-21 metres, broadly spreading crown with dense shade.