Alder Hedge Description
If you’re preferred choice for hedging is a low maintenance one, Alder is a fantastic option. It grows well in poor soil conditions and requires just light pruning. Common Alder also acts as a wildlife sanctuary for birds, caterpillars, butterflies and many other varieties of insects.
Most Popular Uses of Alder Hedging
Alnus species are particularly low-maintenance. It’s also one of the few species that thrive in extremely wet soils. Another reason why Alder hedging is popular is that it improves the quality of poor soil, which as a result, will have a positive impact on other plants developing in the surrounding area.
Combine Alnus glutinosa hedging with
Alnus glutinosa hedging looks stunning and pairs nicely with other native shrubs. best4hedging has a variety of mixed hedging packs available for ready-made combinations that combines well with Alnus species.
Growth Rate of Alder hedges
Alnus species are extremely fast-growing shrubs that will achieve at least 60cm height growth per year. Common Alder is ideal for desired heights between 2-5m.
Care advice for Alder hedge plants
Common Alder is a relatively low-maintenance hedge plant that only requires a light prune in late winter or early spring. For more information on caring for Alder hedging, please view best4hedging’s Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.
Suggested Planting Density
For information on planting density recommendations for Alnus species, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each plant species and root type.
Alder shrubs are available to purchase year-round as Pot-Grown or Cell-Grown plants. Bare-Root Alder Hedging is available for delivery from November to late April/early May and can be pre-ordered from mid-summer.
The majority of our Alder Hedges are grown in the UK under the careful supervision of our knowledgeable nursery staff. Sometimes, we source Alnus glutinosa from outside of the UK. When this occurs, we go to every length to ensure that our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging, we strive to make sure that your Alder plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, all while protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Alnus glutinosa hedging plants online with utter confidence.