Alder trees provide a fast growing screening with attractive catkins in spring.
Growing in a tall pyramid shape, Alder provides a habitat for over 280 insect species. Early spring catkins blossom between February and April and the tiny, cone-like fruits resemble pinecones.
Alder’s dark green leaves are racquet-shaped and leathery
Tolerates most conditions and soils and Alder is especially at home in damp areas.
Long lived tree (up to 250 years) and will grow to 20 metres at maturity