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Alnus glutinosa

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height70ft (21m)Exposed/WindyNo
Hedge Height6ft+ (1.8m+)Damp ShadeYes
Av. Growth/Year*1.5ft (45cm)Dry ShadeYes
Wet SitesYes
NativeYesCoastal AreasYes
EvergreenNoChalky SoilNo

Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.

ALDER, COMMON (Alnus glutinosa)

A fast growing, deciduous native plant with shiny leaves, producing yellow catkins in March and attractive false cones, which provide a good supply of bird food in spring. Ideal for very wet situations, and is useful for preventing soil erosion. This variety is particularly useful where rabbits or stock could damage the bark as it is rarely eaten by them.
HEDGE Trim July or August. For hedges 6ft (1.8m) or more. Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
TREE 30ft x 12ft (9m x 3.7m) in 20 years, ultimate height 70ft (20m).

 Price per plant for

Calculate how many plants required for a length of hedge

 Tr 2-3ft
1.691.191.080.93 Currently out of stock.
 Tr 4-5ft
2.491.991.841.60 Currently out of stock.

Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. Orders for bare-rooted plants will be sent when the plants are dormant again (depending on the weather this is normally in November). We still have a wide range of pot grown and cell grown plants available for despatch or collection.

We don't charge your credit card for goods until they are about to be despatched. Orders received before October will be charged at this season's prices. We process orders on a first come, first served basis so to get your plants as early as possible please place your order now.


Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Planting Distance2ft/60cm
No Plants 
Tr  2-3ft
Tr   4-5ft

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