Common Alder

Alnus glutinosa

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A swamp-dweller, water-lover this is a British native tree in the birch family.
Conical in shape when young, with grey-purple buds and young catkins conspicuous in winter, and rounded bright green leaves

A food source for many moth caterpillars including the alder kitten, pebble hook-tip, the autumnal and the blue-bordered carpet moth. Bees are attracted to the catkins, while the seeds are eaten by Siskins, Redpolls and Goldfinches.

Growing Conditions:
Thrives in poor, wet conditions and is widely used in land reclamation.

Value To Wildlife:
A food source for many moth caterpillars including the alder kitten, pebble hook-tip, the autumnal and the blue-bordered carpet moth. Bees are attracted to the catkins, while the seeds are eaten by Siskins, Redpolls and Goldfinches.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Catkin
  • Growth rate

    Vigorous
  • Maximum height

    10-20m
  • Time to maximum height

    20-50 years
  • Tree type

    Deciduous