Marginals - Pond Plants

Common Alder Trees - Alnus glutinosa

Order Common Alder Trees - Alnus glutinosa trees online. Common Alder trees for sale. Alnus glutinosa seedlings available for planting now. Buy Alnus glutinosa saplings for fast UK delivery.

The Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa) tree widely seen in the countryside thrives in moist to wet and marshy ground and is a common inhabitant along rivers and streams. Nodules on the roots of the Alder tree harbour bacteria that fix nitrogen allowing it to thrive and flourish in wet areas, making it a valuable species for enriching poor wet ground. The Alder is considered a "core magical tree" with many magical as well as medicinal properties.

The Alder bares a pretty woody fruit that looks very similar to small cones.

The current height of our Alder trees is approximately 30-50cm and they can be planted out all year round. The Common Alder can grow up to 20m but is generally not considered a big tree.

  • Plant in wet, dry and exposed sites
  • Likes most moist soil types
  • Thrives by river banks and streams
  • Spread across the British Isles



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