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Common Alder trees (alnus glutinosa

Bare root stock available Oct-April or PRE ORDER NOW and reserve Trees, the valuable British native (alnus glutinosa) common alder tree species that's known to directly support over 90 different organisms. Thrives in wet soils, prevents erosion on river banks. Male and female catkins grow on same tree ripening in spring. The rough bark can sprout young shoots. It will grow on wet sites that are not too acid or flooded for long periods. It fixes nitrogen in nodules attached to its roots. In some areas it is prone to root rot  and should not be planted where this is already evident. Traditionally common alder was coppiced on a 10-15 year cycle mainly to manufacture clogs. This low density hardwood has many uses now. Stem burrs and deformities have always been in great demand for ornamental inlays and veneers. PRUNING not necessary but if it is just an odd overhanging branch then this can be pruned back in late October through to March. Should your tree require major pruning then we would suggest contacting a

upto 18 meters - 20' to 40' (6m to 12m) wide.


Prefers moist soil. Full sun to partial shade.

Key Features

catkins, fruit throughout winter.

Common Alder trees (alnus glutinosa
Common Alder trees (alnus glutinosa
Size (cm)
40 - 60
60 - 90
Price1 - 10
Price11 - 30
Price31 - 150
Price151 - 1000
Price1001+ +
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