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Alder Tree

Alder 'Glutinosa' Tree (4L Pot)

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Alder Tree - Description

  • Potted Alder Tree
  • Latin Name: Alnus Glutinosa
  • Fast Growing & Hardy Tree
  • Current Plant Size: 5 - 6ft
  • Age: 1 + 2
  • Form: Single Stem
  • Pot Size: 4 Litre

Alder Tree - Characteristics

  • Alder is the first of our native trees to come into leaf
  • They are also last to loose their leaves in Autumn
  • Foliage: Green with irregular leaf margin
  • Deciduous tree, they lose their leaves in Winter
  • Flower: Catkins appear in April - May
  • Habit: Upright & columnar
  • Mature size: 12m tall x 8m spread
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Very hardy tree

Alder Tree - Uses

  • Ideal for large gardens
  • Great trees for fast results
  • Quick to establish & fast growing
  • Suited to poorer soils or wet soils
  • Grow to form wind barriers & visual barriers
  • Common in native hedgerows

Alder Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Ideally, plant as soon as arrive
  • Potted trees can only be planted all year round
  • Avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen
  • These saplings will establish fast

Positioning Trees

  • Position in a sunny spot
  • Soil: Happy in all soils
  • When planting, hold plants at ground level & back fill the top soil
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants
  • Support with bamboo cane for first 2 years
  • Replace cane with larger stake when required

After Care

  • Water before & after planting
  • Weeding is also essential, especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • Keep grass growth away from the base of trees to ensure a faster growth rate
  • Avoid strimming around the base of trees

Alder Tree - Quick Facts

  • Common along river banks, it's fibrous root system acts as a bank stabiliser
  • The wood of the alder is known as 'Irish Mahogany'
  • The wood was used to make shields in ancient times
  • More recently the wood was used to make clogs

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