Alnus glutinosa

Common Alder

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Pyramidal form. Will thrive in very wet areas. Also tolerates dry, infertile soils. Vigorous, quick-grower. Excellent as a shelter tree. Great for erosion control and stabilising river banks. Yellow-green catkins are a source of pollen for bees in early to mid-spring. Fixes nitrogen in the soil, so good for improving soil conditions for other plants.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
tolerates heavy rainfall Tolerates heavy rainfall
tolerates drought Tolerates drought
clay soils Clay soils
poor draining soils Poor draining soils
dry soils Dry soils
sandy soils Sandy soils
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
street Street
paddocks Paddocks
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Betulaceae, birch family, a family of mostly Northern Hemisphere deciduous trees and shrubs.

Genus: Alnus, alnus (Latin, noun), meaning 'alder'. Commonly known as alder, a genus of trees and shrubs.

Species: Alnus glutinosa, glūtinōsa (Latin, adjective), meaning 'gluey, sticky', in reference to the sticky young buds and shoots of the species.

Common Name: Common Alder

Other Common Name(s): Black Alder

Description and Features

Description: Pyramidal form. Will thrive in very wet areas. Also tolerates dry, infertile soils. Vigorous, quick-grower. Excellent as a shelter tree. Great for erosion control and stabilising river banks. Yellow-green catkins are a source of pollen for bees in early to mid-spring. Fixes nitrogen in the soil, so good for improving soil conditions for other plants.

Height: 10m

Width: 5m

Uses: Street, Paddocks, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Windy, Heavy rainfall, Drought

Soil Type: Clay soils, Poor draining soils, Dry soils, Sandy soils

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Yellow, Green

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The height is the overall height of the tree from the top of the pot/bag (bottom of the trunk) to the top of the tree. Some grades have height ranges as the heights of the individual trees vary.

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Prices subject to change without notice. Actual stock quantity may differ. Every care is taken to accurately record heights but due to slightly different growth rates and other natural variables that can occur within and to a species, variety, or cultivar, the actual height of the final product may differ from what is stated.