Alnus glutinosa 'Aurea'
  • Alnus glutinosa 'Aurea'
  • Alnus glutinosa 'Aurea'

Alnus glutinosa 'Aurea'

£32.00

(Golden Alder) The soft-yellow foliage of this surprisingly rare and slender tree becomes richer in colour as summer progresses with attractive yellow catkins in March. 

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The soft-yellow foliage of this surprisingly rare and slender tree becomes richer in colour as summer progresses with attractive yellow catkins in March. Alnus glutinosa 'Aurea' is happiest in wet situations where most other choice plants fail.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil. Will tolerate wet conditions
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Alnus glutinosa 'Aurea' will grow to be a small conical tree.
    • Height: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft)
    • Spread: 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 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, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Catkins, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow, Honey Fungus Resistant

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