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100 Common Alder Hedging,Alnus Glutinosa 2-3ft Trees,Great For Wildlife & Shade


100 Common Alder Hedging, Alnus Glutinosa 2-3ft 


These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


A. glutinosa is a deciduous tree to 25m, broadly conical in habit when young, with grey-purple buds and young catkins conspicuous in winter, and rounded bright green leaves


Growing Details:

Common Name: Common alder
Genus: Alnus
Species: Glutinosa
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Hardiness: Hardy, tolerant to all but chalky soils
Soil type: Well-drained/lightMoistBoggy
Height: 25m
Spread: 4-8m



Alnus are vigorous deciduous trees and large shrubs with rounded leaves and often conspicuous catkins in winter

The hedge can be trimmed into any shape or size and will tolerate most conditions including shade and exposed areas. 

The plants have been grown in the nursery for 2 years(1+1) and will have an excellent root system ready for planting.Plant 30-60cm(1-2 ft) apart depending on how thick you want your hedge to be.


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. Brilliant as always! 5

    Posted by Ella Maughan on 16th Nov 2020

    I've got hundreds of trees from Beechwood Nurseries growing on my croft. They always take really well. Common alder is excellent as a fast growing wind break in a wet, windy location.

  2. Simply the best! 5

    Posted by ian stewart Chair, PAA on 25th Nov 2019

    What can I say, this is a recurrent annual order for us at Portree Angling Club in our habitat restoration project. The trees supplied are always in excellent condition and are the size advertised unlike some other vendors!

  3. Great Rootstock 5

    Posted by Ian Stewart on 20th Dec 2018

    Another batch of great trees from Beechwood

  4. Strong Trees 5

    Posted by ian stewart on 12th Dec 2018

    Another great delivery from this seller. The trees are well rooted and generously sized.