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Wednesday, 21/06/2017

Summer Solstice marks an important time here at Botanica, and is steeped in myth and fable. In particular, we talk about the Elder tree which has a huge presence in the back and beyond of Suffolk.

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Alder Common Tree - Alnus glutinosa

£1.65  -  £125.00

Native to Britain, it grows wild on riversides and in damp, boggy places. Beautiful in February and March when it is covered in soft yellow catkins.

Alder Italian - Alnus cordata

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The lovely fresh apple green rounded leaves gives this easy going medium sized tree a good feel in any garden, introduced from Southern Italy about 1820.

£20.65  -  £110.15

A very adaptable and handsome tree, quick growing and very useful as a windbreak in tough conditions. It has leaves with a downy grey underside.

£42.00  -  £186.25

A rare and unusual medium sized Alder from the Sichuan region of China

Alnus glutinosa Imperialis

£16.50  -  £132.25

A handsome medium-sized tree. One of the most attractive and graceful of its form with deeply and finely cut leaves.

£12.50  -  £48.00

An unusual and not often seen Alder. Very similar in all parts to A. incana but with larger and deeper lobed leaves.

Alnus incana Aurea

£3.95  -  £315.00

Quite a charming tree with young shoots and foliage coloured yellow. Producing decorative catkins conspicuously red tinted.

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Another very collectable and uncommon Alder makes a large and attractive tree catkins appear very early in the year often as early as January

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Alnus nitida

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Himalayan Alder, not commonly available, the Himalayan Alder makes a medium sized tree producing long catkins in the autumn (quite unusual), introduced about 1882.

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The 'White alder'. A very attractive medium-sized to large tree with a spreading nature. Often producing interesting diamond-shaped, downy but shiny leaves. Its foliage produces a wonderful warm, spicy scent.

Alnus rubra

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A graceful tree from North America introduced in about 1880, with masses of decorative catkins in March. Can be used effectively as a windbreak or makes a fine individual specimen. Very fast growing.

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