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Alder Hedging PlantAlnus glutinosa

Alder
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Alder Hedging PlantAlnus glutinosa

From: 1.49
Alder hedging (Alnus glutinosa) is a unique plant that perfectly adapts to wetter or poor-quality soils. Alder hedging is a wildlife magnet, supporting many native species of birds and insects throughout the year.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 5m
  • Native
  • Planting Conditions: Sunny, wet or very wet soil, sheltered or exposed, coastal or inland
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 60cm+ a year
  • Height: up to 2-5m high
  • Bare root plants are shown in winter dormancy as a single bare root and a bundle for comparison. Please note if ordering 1 x bare root, this will be a single plant not a bundle unless shown as a multibuy item.

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

Individual Plants
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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Alder 40/60cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
1.49
5 to 7per metre
Alder 60/90cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
1.99
5 to 7per metre
Alder 90/120cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
2.49
3 to 7per metre
Alder 120/150cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
3.49
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Alder 150/180cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
4.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Alder 30/50cm Cell grown
1.99
5 to 7per metre
Alder Cell grown 30/50cm x 50
96.99
5 to 7per metre
Alder Cell grown 30/50cm x 100
181.99
5 to 7per metre
Alder 40/60cm 2L pot
6.49
3 to 5per metre
Alder 60/90cm 2L pot
8.99
3 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Alnus glutinosa Hedge Plant Description

Alder hedging is a fast-growing deciduous hedge plant that boasts long catkins in the springtime and small, woody cones throughout the autumn. Alder has a dense, leafy screen that means it makes a wonderful habitat for wildlife such as butterflies and birds, as well as caterpillars, moths and more than 90 other insect and small bird species.

As well as being wildlife-friendly, Alder hedging is a fantastically adaptable plant that can thrive in wet and poor-quality soils - it can even tolerate prolonged periods standing in water of up to 30cm deep. This means it is a good choice for coastal positions and other waterside locations, such as around lakes and rivers. If your garden has a tendency to become waterlogged, Alder is a perfect choice of hedge.

Alder prefers sun or semi-shaded conditions for optimum growth and makes an effective screen to shield other plants from harsh weather conditions. Due to its dense foliage, Alder makes a highly effective windbreak.

Alder hedging can be planted as a single-species hedge or can be combined with other native species. Alder converts nitrogen from the air into soil-based nitrates, that can fertilise both the Alder hedging itself and the plants around it, which is why it thrives even in poor soils.

If you still require help on choosing the right hedge plant for your outdoor area, please call Hedges Direct on 01257 263 873 or email [email protected]

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

General hedge trimming of Alder should be done in late autumn. It is important to prune Alder at the right time, so as not to remove new growing shoots. Unusually, although deciduous, Alder is actually starting to develop new growth through the latter part of the winter months (even though you can't visibly see it) when other deciduous plants are still dormant and so unlike other deciduous species for which pruning is ideal at this time, Alder needs trimming a little earlier in the year.

Pruning in late autumn when the plant has stopped growing will also prevent sap bleeding which can happen if the plant is still in a growth phase. This has a tendency to attract bugs which may bring disease so should be avoided to ensure you keep plants healthy.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for info.)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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