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ALNUS glutinosa

Commonly known as Black alder, Common alder



Yellow catkins in March, suitable as a windbreak especially in waterlogged areas
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individually £7.50 each, 10+ £6.00 each
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019
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2 to 3 Litre

  • Deciduous - dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, sticky when young.
  • Yellow
  • Height - 25m (80ft)
  • Spread - 10m (30ft)
  • Tree - yellow-brown male catkins 10cm (4in) long in groups of 3-5. Fruit, 2.5cm (1in) long in summer.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - the native alder. Wildlife plant - birds. Lasts indefinitely underwater. Makes good charcoal. Produced superior gunpowder. Was coppiced widely in north-east UK for clogs.
  • Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot.
  • Place of origin - Europe, northern Africa, western Asia.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical
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