Alnus glutinosa (Common alder)

Common Alder Hedging Plants

Alnus glutinosa (Common alder)

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Alnus glutinosa, also referred to as the Alder hedging plant, is a popular deciduous shurb with a neat column shaped, upright habit that makes this an excellent choice for hedging. It is very hardy by its natural habit making it perfect for colder pa of the country while also suitable for very wet conditions. The common alder hedge is vigorous and if left alone could grow as much as 8-12m tall, but fear not as regular prunning will easily maintain a height of 2-3m. Supplied as 40-80cm bare rooted plants depending on the time of the year. The stunning green foliage from spring through to autumn is supplemented by grey-purple bud and yellow catkins follow through late winter and early spring.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Spring
Flower Colour N/A
Foliage Colour Green
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Attracts Butterflies
    butterfly
  • Attracts Birds
    Attracts Birds
How Supplied 40-80cm bare rooted plants
Delivery Delivery within 28 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 28 days

Season Interest

Spring

Flower Colour

N/A

Foliage Colour

Green

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

40-80cm bare rooted plants

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
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Plant Size

Mature Height 300cm
Mature Spread 150cm
Plant Spacing 50cm
Height Supplied 60cm
Annual Growth 300cm
Plant Spacing

50cm

Height Supplied

60cm

Annual Growth

300cm

Mature Height

300cm

Mature Spread

150cm

Planting Plant in moisture retentive soil, along with a little peat/humus surrounding the roots firmly.
Soil Type Suitable for all soil-types, even waterlogged soil
Pruning Prune regularly to keep shape/size
Planting

Plant in moisture retentive soil, along with a little peat/humus surrounding the roots firmly.

Soil Type

Suitable for all soil-types, even waterlogged soil

Pruning

Prune regularly to keep shape/size

Plant out as soon as possible, in well dug prepared soil and in full sun or partial shade. As the tree begins to established grow quickly proper staking may be required to hold and maintain a compact shape for the purpose of acting as a hedge or scre
Prune back regularly in Spring to keep at a controllable height/shape. The annual growth of this variety is approx 40-45cm per year. Make sure to keep well watered throughout the first few years after planting, avoiding the roots drying out.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Spring
    Flower Colour N/A
    Foliage Colour Green
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Attracts Butterflies
      butterfly
    • Attracts Birds
      Attracts Birds
    How Supplied 40-80cm bare rooted plants
    Delivery Delivery within 28 days

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    40-80cm bare rooted plants

    Delivery within 28 days

    Season Interest

    Spring

    Flower Colour

    N/A

    Foliage Colour

    Green

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 300cm
    Mature Spread 150cm
    Plant Spacing 50cm
    Height Supplied 60cm
    Annual Growth 300cm
    Height Supplied

    60cm

    Annual Growth

    300cm

    Mature Height

    300cm

    Mature Spread

    150cm

    Plant Spacing

    50cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant in moisture retentive soil, along with a little peat/humus surrounding the roots firmly.

    Soil Type

    Suitable for all soil-types, even waterlogged soil

    Pruning

    Prune regularly to keep shape/size

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Plant out as soon as possible, in well dug prepared soil and in full sun or partial shade. As the tree begins to established grow quickly proper staking may be required to hold and maintain a compact shape for the purpose of acting as a hedge or scre
    Prune back regularly in Spring to keep at a controllable height/shape. The annual growth of this variety is approx 40-45cm per year. Make sure to keep well watered throughout the first few years after planting, avoiding the roots drying out.
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