Grey Alder Hedge - Alnus incana

Grey Alder is much like the Common Alder, A large fast growing native tree that is suitable for damp or wet soil. It makes a handsome, medium-sized tree that stands around 25m tall and is often grown as a multi-stemmed specimen or hedge. It has lustrous green leaves with serrated edges and attractive male catkins which decorate the bare branches from autumn to spring.

Its best to plant Bare Root hedging in a double staggered row, and Pot Grown / Rootballed hedging in a single row.

Plant Spacing:
Bare Root. When planting smaller (60cm and below) plants you will need 6 plants per metre, and for the medium size (60cm and above) you will need 5 per metre, and for the larger size (90cm and above) plants you will need 4.5 per meter. 

Pot Grown / Root Balled. When planting smaller (80cm and below) plants you will need 5 plants per metre, and for the medium size (80cm and above) you will need 4 per metre, and for the larger size (120cm and above) plants you will need 3 to 3.5 per meter. 

Grey Alder Hedge - Alnus incana
 
 

Key Facts
Final height 20m Final spread 4.5m Likes all types of soil Likes moist soil Likes sun or shade Catkins Deciduous
Fruit for birds Good nesting for birds Annual growth 35cm + Coastal area friendly Full hardy

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