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 conically 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: 15-20m
|Common Name(s)||:||Alder, Common Alder|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree Features||:||Small Leaves, Yellow Catkins|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Soil Type||:||Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Alkaline Soil, Chalk Soil, Dry Soil, Moist Soil|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree uses||:||Woodland Sites, Cold Exposed Sites, Damp Sites, Light Sandy Sites, Avenue Trees, Parkland Trees, Screening Trees|
Alnus glutinosa - Alder
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