Alnus glutinosa - Common Alder Hedge plants
Alnus glutinosa or Common Alder are fast growing deciduous native hedge plants found all over Britain especially in wet, boggy areas. Common Alder have both male and female catkins, serrated dark green leaves which make this a standout plant early spring. Alder is best planted in those moist, boggy areas. They can be in full sun or partial shade. Excellent for preventing soil erosion and for establishing tree or hedgerow planting schemes in waterlogged areas. Alder is wildlife friendly, especially for Sisken birds that feed on its winged seeds. Include in current hedgerows, or plant in those areas that are wet, somewhat boggy. Alder is also great for seaside situations, as they are tough and hardy. Excellent for preventing soil erosion and for establishing tree or hedgerow planting schemes in waterlogged areas
Common Name: Alder
Rate of Growth: Fast Growing native hedge, mature height 10-20 years
Planting Location: Full sun, partial shade, coastal, seaside planting. Likes boggy areas and wet areas
Soil Type: Tolerates almost all soil types
Fertilise: Rootgrow upon initial planting and thereafter
Planting Distance: 3 per metre single row
**Scot Plants Direct can only supply bareroot plants when they are dormant during the winter months from November to April annually.
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