Italian Alder - Alnus cordata
A tree with glossy green leaves that have heart shaped bases. It bears cones and catkins typical of the Alder family.
Often planted in parks and on roadsides.
Catkins appear in spring.
Widespread around Britain as a planted tree.
Often planted on road verges and in parks in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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