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Dendrologist Dan's spring stunners: eye catching catkins!

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 16:24 pm Author: Dan Crowley

Quite a different theme this week. We are all drawn towards different things at different times, and for me, today it was the awesome Alders!

Out in the collection I paid a visit to some of the fine young examples of Asian origin growing well with us here.

First up along Willesley Drive was Alnus fauriei.

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Then, Alnus firma on the edge of the Cherry Collection.

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Then, for comparison, into the Old Arboretum for Alnus pendula.

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