Alnus Varieties for Sale
Alders are fast-growing trees that thrive on and improve poor soil. Their roots quickly bind loose or rocky earth and they also grow in waterlogged conditions. They prefer a sunny location and grow to about 20-30 metres tall. Common Alder and Italian Alder are the largest members of the family; Italian Alder is also suitable for rough, country style hedges and makes an outstanding windbreak. Red Alder can get pretty big too, while Golden Alder is more slender and stands out with its bright yellow-green leaves. Grey Alder is very vigorous and it tends to produce a thicket of suckering stems which these are great for wildlife. As a family alders are extremely useful as quick growing infills in the kind of soil most of the garden trees you can buy here would turn their noses up at.