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ALNUS incana

Commonly known as European alder, Grey alder

A very hardy plant which will prosper in the coldest, wettest position
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
individually £8.50 each, 10+ £7.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
  • Deciduous - dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, grey-white and hairy beneath.
  • Height - 20m (70ft)
  • Spread - 10m (30ft)
  • Tree - yellow-brown male catkins 10cm (4in) long in groups of 3 or 4 are produced in winter and early spring before the leaves followed, in summer, by fruit 1.5cm (½in) long.
  • 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 - - useful as a windbreak
  • Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot.
  • Place of origin - Europe, Caucasus.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
20m (70ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (30ft)

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