Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder) - 40 - 60cm

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Short description

Our native alder and a lover of damp places besides streams and ponds. This fast growing deciduous tree, like all alders, is a nitrogen fixer in that it adds fertility to poor soils. Its dark green leaves have a nicely contrasting grey-white underside and its yellow catkins produce tiny, cone-like fruits in autumn. It’s a good screening tree and is often used where rabbits are a problem as they dislike the bark of alder.  

Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder) - 40 - 60cm

Price £ 0.55
Quantity Price per item
1-99£ 0.55
100-499£ 0.53
> 499£ 0.49

Short description

Our native alder and a lover of damp places besides streams and ponds. This fast growing deciduous tree, like all alders, is a nitrogen fixer in that it adds fertility to poor soils. Its dark green leaves have a nicely contrasting grey-white underside and its yellow catkins produce tiny, cone-like fruits in autumn. It’s a good screening tree and is often used where rabbits are a problem as they dislike the bark of alder.  

Our native alder and a lover of damp places besides streams and ponds. This fast growing deciduous tree, like all alders, is a nitrogen fixer in that it adds fertility to poor soils. Its dark green leaves have a nicely contrasting grey-white underside and its yellow catkins produce tiny, cone-like fruits in autumn. It’s a good screening tree and is often used where rabbits are a problem as they dislike the bark of alder.  

Planting Common Alder
Will grow in most soils including poor, badly drained or wet ground.
Ensure that the planting hole is wide enough to spread out the roots without bending.
Mulch around the sapling leaving a good couple of inches around the stem to ensure good air circulation.


 Please see our planting guide in 'Tips'.

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  • Size of plant
    (90 - 120 cm)
  • Preferred Aspect
    Full Sun
  • Ultimate Height (cm)
    800
  • Soil Type
    Clay, Chalk, Loam
  • Foliage
    Deciduous

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