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Alnus glutinosa, size Medium, on our nursery
Alnus glutinosa, size Medium, on our nursery
Catkins which are displayed during winter on Alnus glutinosa
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Alnus glutinosa

Common Alder

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

Alnus glutinosa is a tree which is native to the UK.

It is a tough contender which is capable of thriving in all soils, even poor ones, and tolerates air pollution.

This tree is tolerant of boggy and damp areas, owing to the fact its natural habit is just that; boggy land and river banks. This quality makes Alnus glutinosa a super species to choose for planting in ground liable for flooding and is capable of surviving many weeks with its roots submerged in water.

The Common Alder is a tree of Medium size, has a broadly pyramidal shaped crown, produces yellow catkins in March and is a superb host to a diverse range of wildlife. This tree is a tough and vigorous contender, making a great addition to any native planting mix.

Mature height: 17-22m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Clay, Wet, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Good for waterlogged soil,
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.