ALNUS aka Alder is a tree or large shrub that will enrich soil – when the leaves fall, and through their root systems, alders add nitrogen and other nutrients directly into the soil, making them an important to the ecosystem.
Alders have a distinctive rich glossy green leaf that is veined and softly serrated. The Alder flowers (catkins) arrive in the spring before the plants leaf up, and although a deciduous tree, the leaves of most of this species, remain on the tree for a long time.
Alders will tolerate most conditions, including sea air and swampy conditions, and with their fast-growing habit they’re a perfect tree for wind breaks, privacy and shelter.
Extremely tolerant, fast growing tree that loves moisture. Attractive heart shaped leaves (hence the name Cordata) that are green and glossy. The male flower catkins appear before the leaves and the female flowers develop into small woody cones. Deciduous.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 12m x 8m
The Mexican Alder is a quick growing evergreen or semi evergreen (in cold climates) tree with attractive serrated green leaves, grey bark and catkins. Perfect for wind-breaks, privacy or shelter. Easy to grow, trims well, timber can be used for fire-wood. Prefers sun and adequate moisture. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 3m
Current Stock Height: 100/120cm ?
Container: 5l ?
Current Stock Height: 60/80cm ?
Container: 3.5l ?
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Slippery Elm. This Elm has been used for many years for it's medicinal properties. The leaves are often red tinged on emergence, turning dark green by summer, and then a dull yellow in autumn. Spreading rounded form reaching about 12m so give it space. Deciduous.
Colour: Assorted Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8 x 3m
Current Stock Height: 310/360 cm ?
Container: pb40 ?
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