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Golden Alder Trees - Large Standards - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
The Golden Alder tree, Alnus incana Aurea, is a beautifully ornamental variety of Grey Alder with vibrant, lemon-lime coloured young spring leaves that follow the rich pink catkins. It doesn't have the strong suckering habit of its parent, which makes for a neater looking tree. This hardy plant will grow in any soil apart from chalk and it loves wet, waterlogged sites. It requires full sun. Unlike the wild Alders, Golden Alder is quite slow growing and relatively small, suitable for the average sized garden.
Golden Alder trees can reach a maximum height of 10 metres.
Browse all of our other Alder varieties here.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Golden Alder trees:
This tree's season of interest is spring. The bare branches are decked for about 3 weeks with sumptuous pink catkins in February-March, which provide some food for hungry bees. The leaves appear next, in a verdant display of pale yellow-green that contrasts nicely with the catkins, which keep their pink hue until early summer.
This yellow leaved Alder is much smaller and tidier than its parent, Grey Alder. Mature trees have quite a compact canopy, not more than 5 metres wide. They are relatively short lived trees, living for about 80 years.
History & uses of Alnus incana Aurea
Like the other Alders, the roots of this tree will improve the soil around it by fixing inert, atmospheric Nitrogen available into water soluble compounds.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
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