Alnus viridis (Green alder tree)

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The quirkily shaped limbs are often wonderfully silvery in the winter sun. When closely grouped, the cris-crossing multiple stems produce a very unusual and impressive effect. Shrubby, multi-stemmed small tree from the European Alps.

Young catkins coated in silver resin through winter. Good catkin display. Fragrant, resinous buds. Ideal for wind breaks and screening.

Eventual height: 3-6 metres, multi-stemmed habit