Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata'
These are alders - excellent trees or shrubs, almost all deciduous, for growing in damp places, typically along the banks of rivers. They are related to the birches, Betula, and originate from the temperature regions of the northern hemisphere. They have long male catkins and shorter female catkins, both kinds on the same plant. The female ones remain after flowering, becoming woody and brown, and open when they are ripe to release the small seeds.
Alnus glutinosa 'Laciniata' is the cut-leaved alder, an interesting variant on the usual form, differing in having deeply divided leaves. It grows best by water, where it will produce some suckers if it is happy, but will perform well elsewhere.
||4 litre pot|
||Grown for foliage|
||any good garden soil|