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Alnus glutinosa

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Alder hedge plants

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A native, deciduous plant, Alnus glutinosa thrives in wet soils and even improves 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.

Have you considered our best-selling Discounted Mixed Native Hedging Packs?

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

For a reliable, low maintenance hedge, Alder is a great option. It grows well in poor soils and only requires light pruning. Common alder also acts as a wildlife sanctuary for birds, caterpillars, butterflies and many other insects.

Most popular uses of Alder hedging

Alder is particularly low maintenance and is one of the very few species to thrive in very wet soils. The other great attribute of an alder hedge is that it improves poor quality soil benefiting all other plants in the surroundings.

Combine Alnus glutinosa hedging with

Other Native shrubs,€“ see our Mixed Hedging packs for ready-made combinations.

Growth rate of Alder hedges

Alder is very fast growing and will achieve at least 60cm per year. Common Alder is ideal for desired heights between 2-5m.

Care advice for Alder hedge plants

Common Alder only requires a light prune in late winter or early spring. Please view the Best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Suggested planting density 

For information on planting density recommendations for alder, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Alder plants 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 UK grown 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 whilst protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Alnus glutinosa hedging plants online with utter confidence.

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Alnus glutinosa reviews

We ask all customers to provide their opinion to an independent feedback company. We cannot edit which comments appear and which do not, so the following reviews offer a true representation of our customers experience and we are very proud of our huge number of Excellent reviews. The comments on this page apply to this species/product specifically - to see the full feedback from all customers please visit Best4Hedging's Feefo profile.

Feedback for Alnus glutinosa has been compiled from 13 customer reviews

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Alnus glutinosa

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

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Bird Cherry hedge plants
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  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Sea Buckthorn hedge plants
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Excellent
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Alnus glutinosa

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Bird Cherry hedge plants
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Pussy Willow plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
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Nice quick service, value for money JH
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Alnus glutinosa

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Viburnum opulus hedge plants
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Bird Cherry hedge plants
  • Spindle hedge plants
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  • Bamboo Canes
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Excellent healthy plants delivered on the day promised. Very good service all round.
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Alnus glutinosa

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  • Bone Meal Root Builder
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All plants were healthy and undamaged.
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Alnus glutinosa

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Ligustrum vulgare
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
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The plants arrived well packed in boxes. Unfortunately of the sevengroups of plants ordered only one was tagged. All plants looked in good health.
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Alnus glutinosa

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
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Good size, leaves already opening in good condition.
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Alnus glutinosa

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What fantastic, healthy plants - the best yet ! We will certainly be back for more !
Review submitted by a

Alnus glutinosa

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Pussy Willow plants
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
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Review submitted by a

Alnus glutinosa

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Holly hedge plants
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Sorbus aucuparia
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
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Good communication. Good helpful advice. Delivered on required day. Excellent value. All plants arrived well packed and in good condition. Many thanks.
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