Alder Grey Hedging

The Grey Alder (Alnus incana) has ovate leaves which are grey underneath. The long catkins and false cones in autumn are attractive features of this variety.

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  • Alder Grey Bare Root Hedging 3.5-4ft 100/125cm

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    2 year old

    Plant(s) per metre: 3-5

    Minimum order quantity: 3

    Free delivery on orders over £50 - Learn More

    3 +
    £2.79 £2.37
    (£3.35 £2.84)
    10 +
    £1.99 £1.69
    (£2.39 £2.03)
    50 +
    £1.89 £1.61
    (£2.27 £1.93)
    250 +
    £1.79 £1.52
    (£2.15 £1.82)
    November Delivery
    Sale

    Total: £0.000.00 inc VAT)

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 Grey Bare Root Hedging 3.5-4ft 100/125cm

    Learn more about Alder Hedging

    2 year old

    Plant(s) per metre: 3-5

    Minimum order quantity: 3

    Free delivery on orders over £50 - Learn More

    3 +
    £2.79 £2.37
    (£3.35 £2.84)
    10 +
    £1.99 £1.69
    (£2.39 £2.03)
    50 +
    £1.89 £1.61
    (£2.27 £1.93)
    250 +
    £1.79 £1.52
    (£2.15 £1.82)
    November Delivery
    Sale

    Total: £0.000.00 inc VAT)

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.

Grey Alder 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 trimmed as a hedge we recommend trimming in late Summer. 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.

For more information on Alder Grey plants or any of our other hedging varieties, contact our specialist team members for more information.