Key Features: Magnificent autumn foliage; bright green summer foliage; medium tree; deeply cut leaves; easy to grow;
This cut-leafed cultivar of the Common Alder was introduced in the early 1860s and appears as a more finely cut-leaved variant of the common Alder. It has won awards of Garden Merit in both 1973 and 2002.
During spring and summer, the Imperialis can be seen with magnificent feathery green foliage which will look amazing in any garden during the summer, contrasting well with the blue sky. Imperialis can be seen with Catkins appearing during the spring with false cones following soon after which are popular with birds. The leaves turn to some beautiful autumn yellow colours making the Imperialis very attractive during this time of year. Imperialis grows in a magnificent pyramidal shape if given the space to grow out. The Imperialis looks beautiful from Spring throughout the year until the end of Autumn and will provide the perfect addition to any garden, small or big. Cut-Leaf Alder will perform well in most soils including clay soils that are well drained but also is able to withstand water-logged soils making this tree very easy to grow anywhere.