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Alnus glutinosa or Common Alder Tree


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Alnus glutinosa or common alder, thrives in damp cool areas and tolerates poor soil; it will improve the fertility of the soil where it grows.  A deciduous tree, Alnus glutinosa is conical in shape and can reach a mature height of up to 25m. The bark is dark and fissured and is often covered in lichen, whilst the twigs have a light brown spotted stem which turns red towards the top. Young twigs are sticky to touch. Alnus glutinosa has purple or grey leaf buds forming on long stems and the 3–9cm long dark green leaves are racquet-shaped and leathery, with serrated edges. The leaf tip is never pointed and is often indented.  Yellow catkins appear between February and April.

Important Features of Alnus Glutinosa

Max. Height: 25m

Max. Spread: 10m

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More Info 

Plant Type Trees
Family Betulaceae
Genus Alnus
Species glutinosa
Ultimate Height 25-35m
Ultimate Spread 5-15m
Habit Conical
Soil Moisture Well-Drained Soil
Site Conditions Full Sun
Foliage Type Deciduous
Foliage Colour Green
Flower Colour Yellow
Flowering Season January, February, March
Plant Features RHS Award
Hardiness Fully Hardy
EAN/GTIN 7000000000508
Pre-Order Message 1-2 Day Lead Time Before Dispatch


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