Common alder hedging

(Alnus glutinosa)

Also known as alder, black alder, european alder

Picture of a cell grown Common alder hedging

from £2.31

Alder is a native, fast growing tree with shiny dark green leaves. It produces catkins between February and early spring. Avoid planting in shallow, chalk soils. Alder is perfectly adept to wetter or poor-quality soils and tolerates flooding. Alder hedging is a wildlife magnet supporting many native species. Suitable for hedges over 2m high.
Height Unit Price Discount 30+ Provenance Quantity
40cm-60cm £3.30 -30% £2.31 403
60cm-90cm £3.40 -30% £2.38 403
Height 40cm-60cm Provenance 403 £3.30 each or £2.31 when buying 30+ trees
Height 60cm-90cm Provenance 403 £3.40 each or £2.38 when buying 30+ trees

Free delivery to UK Mainland all year round

We offer FREE delivery within 5 working days direct to your door! We have a minimum order quantity of 10 trees of any combination. Currently we are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland.

Learn more about how we package and deliver our trees here.

The professionals' first choice.

  • Extended planting season - our trees can be planted almost all year round.
  • Excellent survival rates - we supply our trees with complete root systems to ensure plants establish quickly leading to a healthy tree.
  • Easy handling - can be stored outside for short periods of time, prior to planting
Learn more about the benefits of Cell Grown trees here.

How many trees do I need?

On every product page, in the facts section, you'll find the 'Trees per metre', this is how many plants you will need per metre for a single row hedge. For example, if you wish to buy beech hedging to make a 10m long hedge, we would recommend 3-4 plants per metre equalling 30-40 plants.

Another consideration when planning a hedge is whether to plant in a single or double staggered row, so what's the difference?

A single row hedge is great when on a budget or intending to grow a high hedge. A double staggered rows make a zigzag shape and we recommend their use where a more impenetrable hedge or protection from exposure is required.


All our trees can be traced back to a provenance within the British Isles. We proudly highlight this so that you can make an informed decision when choosing which trees to buy. The provenance of the seed source is becoming increasingly important as we understand more about our environment and tree health. Our stock is predominantly grown from seeds sourced from the south of England.

View our Provenance page for more information.

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Fact Sheet

  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Sun: Full sun, Partial shade
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, Wet
  • Soil Type: Loam, Sand, Clay
  • Growth each year: 40 - 60 cm
  • Trees per metre (per row): 2
Close up of common alder tree leaves in a woodland
Common alder tree trunk
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