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Alnus glutinosa (Grey Alder) - 175/250cm


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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


175/250cm height: Bareroot feathered tree


Please Note: We may prune your tree before sending to comply with postage restrictions. This will also help create a well-shaped tree.


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

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