The Alder Grey (Alnus Incana) is a quick growing variety of the Alder family, and grows to a medium size. Like the other Alder hedge varieties, it can grow in most soils, adapting to wet soil but also dry polluted sites too. It is the most tolerant of all the Alder varieties and is often used to help prevent soil erosion. It can also be used for land reclamation, helping to fertilise poor soil quality and transform it into better quality soil for other plants to be able to grow.
Alder Grey hedging grows quickly and can reach sizes of up to 20 metres high and 10 metres wide if left untrimmed after 20 years. If you prefer to keep it maintained and at a height and width you desire, then pruning of this hedge should commence in July and August to get the most desirable results. They too like other Alders produce catkins in spring, which helps produce pollen for insects. The cones that Alder Grey plants produce in autumn and winter also help to feed the wildlife. As well as their wildlife supporting properties they are great at providing a windbreak in a garden/landscape, or as a feature tree. When your Alder Grey hedging plants order arrives we will provide full planting and cultural instructions, to help give your plant the best start in its new site. We recommend planting these hedges of two metres upwards in height two feet apart during late summer.
For more information on Alder Grey plants or any of our other hedging varieties,contact our specialist team members for more information.
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.