|Grid reference||ST 18019 78383|
|Common name||Cut leaf grey alder|
|Alternative name||Alnus incana f. laciniata|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||10M April 2021|
This tree is at the south end of the cemetery.
General tree description
Alnus incana 'Laciniata' is a cultivar of the Grey alder, Alnus incana. This is a small, conical tree with grey bark that becomes cracked with age. Its leaves are ovate, up to 10cm long, dark green above and grey and downy beneath. 'Laciniata' is characterised by its sharply and deeply lobed leaves, these being divided into six or eight pairs of narrow, toothed lobes that reach most of the way to the midrib. In late winter and spring, before the leaves emerge, there are drooping, yellow-brown male catkins followed by ovoid, cone-like, green fruits that turn dark brown when ripe.