ALDER ALNUS glutinosa 0 Specimen Plants

ALDER ALNUS glutinosa

£33.32
(£39.98) inc vat
Alder. Great tree for soggy and boggy ground. Can reach 5-20m. Bark is dark and fissured and is often covered in lichen. Twigs have a light brown- spotted stem which turns red towards the top. Young twigs are sticky to touch. Small brown cones- which are the female catkins and stay on the tree all year round.
Quantity
1.5m
H5 very hardy

A food plant caterpillars of alder kitten- pebble hook-tip, the autumnal and the blue-bordered carpet moth. Catkins provide nectar and pollen for bees. Seeds eaten by birds usch as the siskin, redpoll and goldfinch. The wet conditions found in alder woodland are ideal for a number of mosses, lichens and fungi, along with the small pearl-bordered fritillary and chequered skipper butterflies, and some species of crane fly. Alder roots make the perfect nest sites for otters.

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