Alnus incana 'Aurea'
  • Alnus incana 'Aurea'
  • Alnus incana 'Aurea'

Alnus incana 'Aurea'


(Golden Alder) A hardy small tree, Alnus incana 'Aurea' has golden leaves and superb yellowish-red tinted catkins in early spring.

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A hardy small tree, Alnus incana 'Aurea' has golden leaves and superb yellowish-red tinted catkins in early spring. The leaves are a warm golden-green in summer and once the leaves have fallen in autumn, yellowish-orange bare shoots become visible in winter.

An invaluable tree for year round interest, especially for difficult damp situations.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil. Will tolerate wet conditions
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Alnus incana 'Aurea' will grow to be a small conical tree.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft)
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
  • Notes: The leaves of this tree will turn a stronger more vivid shade of golden-yellow if it is planted in a sunny position.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Catkins, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow

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