Alder Common Hedging

The Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa) is a large fast growing native deciduous tree which thrives in wet boggy situations. This is a tree widely used for coppicing and windbreaks.

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Bare Root Hedging

These are field grown plants, lifted during the dormant season (normally November-April) and delivered ready for planting without any soil on the roots. The most cost-effective way to plant a new hedge.

Alder Common Bare Root Hedging 1.5-2ft 40/60cm

  • 1 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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1 + 10 + 50 + 250 +
£1.19£0.60 £1.13£0.56 £1.10£0.55 £1.07£0.54

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Alder Common Bare Root Hedging 2-3ft 60/90cm

  • 1 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£1.67£0.84 £1.55£0.78 £1.43£0.72 £1.31£0.66

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Alder Common Bare Root Hedging 3-4ft 90/120cm

  • 2 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£2.39£1.20 £2.27£1.14 £2.22£1.12 £2.15£1.08

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Alder Common Bare Root Hedging 4-5ft 120/150cm

  • 2 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£3.59£1.80 £3.47£1.74 £3.35£1.68 £3.23£1.62

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Product Information

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The Alder Common (Alnus Glutinosa) is native to Britain and Northern Europe. They are deciduous trees that produce catkins in spring. These plants are extremely easy to grow, normally thriving in any site but preferring chalk, clay or lime soil.

It especially loves wet ground, but also loves full sunlight. Alder Common hedging plants can grow over twelve metres tall, and grow as wide as four to eight metres. This process can usually take anywhere from 20 to 50 years to do so though. Due to its height, width and bushy growth, these hedges/trees make for great windbreakers and privacy hedging.

As well as this, they are also incredibly wildlife friendly, providing shelter and food for birds and animals. They are also excellent at improving soil fertility, as it can extract nitrogen from the air. The Glutinosa part of their latin name is due to the leaves and buds stickiness, which helps towards its rich deep green coloured leaves. The wood of the Alder Common is extremely durable under water, and is commonly used for coppicing in woodland, as well as the wood being used for the production of clogs. All of the Alder Common hedge plants we stock are great for a variety of hedging uses and general planting.

We will provide you with full planting and cultural instructions with your order, so your plant can get the best start in your garden or landscape. If you require any further information about our Alder Common hedging plants before you buy then get in touch with one of our specialist team members.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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