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Alnus glutinosa

Alder hedge plants

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Alnus glutinosa is a native, deciduous hedge plant that thrives in wet soils and can sometimes improve the quality of poor soils as it boasts nitrogen-fixing properties. Common Alder is a fantastic, fast-growing shrub with glossy dark green foliage and reddish-brown catkins.

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  • Best Features: Brown catkins, dark green foliage
  • Ideal For Hedges: up to 2-5m high
  • Growth Rate: Very Fast | 60cm+ a year
  • Position: Sunny, wet or very wet soil, sheltered or exposed, coastal or inland
  • Also Consider: Willow is also suitable for wet planting sites

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Alder plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Alder may be defoliated.

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Image Root Type Height Now Extra Info No. Per MetreMore Info 1+ 10+ 50+ 100+ 250+ Quantity Qty
Alder hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 40/60cm Alder hedging 1+ £1.19 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.19 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.19 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.19 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.09 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 20
Bare Root 40/60cm Pre-Order | Nov 20 5-7 £1.19 (ex VAT) £1.19 (ex VAT) £1.19 (ex VAT) £1.19 (ex VAT) £1.09 (ex VAT)
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Alder hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 60/90cm Alder hedging 1+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.39 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 20
Bare Root 60/90cm Pre-Order | Nov 20 5-7 £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.39 (ex VAT)
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Alder hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 90/120cm Alder hedging 1+ £1.89 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.89 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.89 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.89 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.79 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 20
Bare Root 90/120cm '2yr plant'. Pre-Order | Nov 20 3-7 £1.89 (ex VAT) £1.89 (ex VAT) £1.89 (ex VAT) £1.89 (ex VAT) £1.79 (ex VAT)
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Alder hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 120/150cm Alder hedging 1+ £2.69 (ex VAT) 10+ £2.69 (ex VAT) 50+ £2.69 (ex VAT) 100+ £2.59 (ex VAT) 250+ £2.49 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 20
Bare Root 120/150cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Nov 20 3-5 £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.69 (ex VAT) £2.59 (ex VAT) £2.49 (ex VAT)
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Alder hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 150/180cm Alder hedging 1+ £3.79 (ex VAT) 10+ £3.79 (ex VAT) 50+ £3.79 (ex VAT) 100+ £3.69 (ex VAT) 250+ £3.59 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Nov 20
Bare Root 150/180cm Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Nov 20 3-5 £3.79 (ex VAT) £3.79 (ex VAT) £3.79 (ex VAT) £3.69 (ex VAT) £3.59 (ex VAT)
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Alder hedging Root: Cell Grown Root Type: Cell Grown Height Now: 30/50cm Alder hedging 1+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.49 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.39 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Cell Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days Minimum Qty: 12
Cell Grown 30/50cm Min Qty 12. In Stock | Cell Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days 5-7 £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT) £1.39 (ex VAT)
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Alder hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 2 Litre Pot Height Now: 40/60cm Alder hedging 1+ £4.99 (ex VAT) 10+ £4.99 (ex VAT) 50+ £4.99 (ex VAT) 100+ £4.99 (ex VAT) 250+ £4.79 (ex VAT) In stock
2 Litre Pot 40/60cm 3-5 £4.99 (ex VAT) £4.99 (ex VAT) £4.99 (ex VAT) £4.99 (ex VAT) £4.79 (ex VAT)
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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.

 

Showing 20 of our total 41 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 41 reviews for Alnus glutinosa.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
May 8, 2020 | ALISON MORRISON
Alnus glutinosa

Very healthy plants. easy to place for growing

April 20, 2020 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

Healthy plants, good value.

April 15, 2020 | John HA Rowland
Alnus glutinosa

Smaller than expected, but good root system

February 24, 2020 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

Seems great but, too early to tell yet

December 27, 2019 | patricia barlow
Alnus glutinosa

All well grown

March 31, 2019 | Terry Knight
Alnus glutinosa

Excellent

March 21, 2019 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

February 27, 2019 | John Watson
Alnus glutinosa

took payment on the 6 Feb but day before delivery due on the 19 Feb phoned to say it was nnot available

March 12, 2017 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

fast delivery- healthy plants- well packaged- competitive prices- am very pleased,thankyou

March 12, 2017 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

February 24, 2017 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

Excellent

January 24, 2017 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

December 21, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

December 19, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

May 6, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

They seem to be happy and starting to come to life.

April 22, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

Excellent

April 17, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

April 15, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

April 15, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

All plants were healthy and undamaged.

April 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Alnus glutinosa

As Above

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  • Orders £85 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £85 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.

Returns

We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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