Alnus cordata - Italian Alder

Alnus cordata - Italian Alder is an attractive tree is often noted for its similarity in looks with a pear tree. It is pyramidal/conical in shape and very hardy.  It is very versatile and can be grown in either wet or dry sites of parks and gardens.  It is even occasionally used to reclaim lands.

Height:  8 -10 metres. (Tends to reach its minimum height in an urban environment.)

Width:     7 metres.

Growth rate: Moderate to fast.

Form: Alnus cordata - Italian Alder is round, pyramidal, conical, and upright.

Foliage: Alternate, simple, oadly ovate, heart-shaped base, 2 to 4 inches long, finely serrate, dark green and shiny above.

Flower:  The Italian Alder flower carries both male and femal greenish yellow catkins

Fruit: Cone-like, woody, 1 inch long, green but turning reddish brown when ripe, contains numerous small winged seeds, ripen in early fall and persist through the winter.
Tolerances:  Alnus cordata - Italian Alder is adaptable to many soil types including heavy clay, poorly drained, alkaline soil.

Landscape use:  Alnus cordata - Italian Alder is best in grove plantings, groups or rows along parks, driveways and avenues.


Order and delivery details

Our standard prices are as follows. Not all products are available in all sizes and there are some products that are charged at a premium rate.

25cm pots - $45 (minimum order 5)

45 litre bags - $230
75 litre bags - $330

Start From
100 litre bags - $450
150 and 200 litre bags - $550

(orders taken all year, RCB Field Grown Trees are dug and delivered in winter) 3m+ with large developed canopy - $450

Images are provided as a guide only to help identify plants.
Please call (03) 5628 1507 to confirm current stock availabilty,
and current plant size.

Transport to Melbourne: Blerick Tree Farm delivers year round to Melbourne Metro via our own transport. Click here to see delivery costs

Transport Interstate: For Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide, we use a third party plant transport company. Interstate transport is quoted per consignment, based on volume & space.

Transport to these locations will be a minimum of $250.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

Nursery Opening Hours: Friday Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm

Email Us:
Blerick Tree Farm 
Open 7 days
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm Sat-Sun

55 McDougal Road, Neerim South VIC 3831
Ph: 03 56281507
Mobile: 0417 535 917