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Alnus glutinosa (Grey Alder) - from 6/8cm up to 14/16cm. £25 - £95


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Grey Alder has pointed leaves with attractive, soft grey undersides. Like Alnus glutinosa, Catkins are produced on the bare branches before the leaves. Grey Alder tolerates damp soils and atmospheric pollution well. Alder is a fast growing deciduous tree with rounded leaves. Most varieties produce catkins which make a welcome winter display before the leaves. Alder are ideal for creating a tall hedge or a windbreak and thrives in damp soil conditions, although it will also tolerate dry sites. It will reach an average height of 40ft+ if grown as a tree or can be regularly pruned to create a hedge 6ft+ tall.


  • Eventual Height: 40ft+ (if left unpruned)
  • Key Features: Catkins, fast growing, decorative leaves
  • Suitable for: Windbreak, hedges, large gardens
  • Conditions: Damp soils


Choose your size from:

6/8cm Girth, Bareroot light standard tree

8/10cm Girth, Bareroot standard tree

10/12cm Girth, Bareoot selected standard tree

12/14cm Girth, Bareroot or rootballed heavy standard tree

14/16cm Girth, Rootballed extra heavy standard tree


We have an excellent range of the smaller sizes of ornamental trees in stock throughout the winter. However for larger sizes (or in busy periods) we may have to order your tree in. Please allow a couple of weeks for this.



These trees are available for collection from the nursery or local delivery (within 40 miles of OX5 3BA). Due to their large size, unfortunately we can't offer nationwide delivery further afield unless we are already planning a journey your area. Please contact us for a local delivery quote or to see if we might be making a trip to your area. 


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