Alnus spaethii, size Medium, on our nursery
Alnus spaethii, size Medium, on our nursery
Catkins displayed on Alnus spaethii
Foliage of Alnus spaethii during the summer
Medium Spaeth Alder from this batch

Alnus spaethii

Spaeth Alder

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Alnus spaethii, known as Spaeth Alder, looks more like a cherry than an alder when it’s in leaf.

A superb display of long yellow catkins in early spring gives way to large glossy leaves in summer that turn shades of yellow in the autumn.

It does best on wet soils but thrives even on dry soils once established. A vigorous tree, best planted in parkland or large gardens, away from buildings.

The spring catkins of Alnus spaethii provide excellent forage for bees.

Mature height: 12-17m

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

Planting Video

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.