Black Alder

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Calculated at Checkout
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
November 1st Through April 15th
Sun & Shade,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Great Plants

    Posted by Kevin Lawson on 20th Sep 2018

    Very pleased with the quality of my trees I ordered. And the service was great. Job well done

  • 4

    Posted by Nester on 9th May 2016

    I am not sure what is going on with this plant. It was growing, now it seems like there is no growth at all, not sure if its the weather, too much water or what?

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April


Black Alder - Alnus Glutinosa

Black Alder tree can be very versatile. While it prefers and thrives in wet, humid soil, it can also grow in a place with poor soil conditions. The Alder is an average size as it doesn’t surpass a maximum height of 100 feet. Younger trees display a bright light green color, while older more significant trees have a deep dark brown hue. The smaller trees grow in a continuous upright position. Older mature trees grow in sporadic patterns with twisted branches. The tiny wedge-shaped leaves have a shiny bright green color with a sticky resinous gum underneath the smooth sheet. Mature trees produce small cone-shaped fruits which are consumed by wildlife such as deer and rabbits.
Black Alder trees are very spectacular when grown.

Black Alder will also prefer moist soil conditions so that it will do great planted around lakes and ponds.

Does The Plant Bear Fruit? The Black Alder tree has beautiful green leaves that bear seed-like fruit. The fruit on the tree is egg-shaped cones. The fruit reaches full maturity in October. The edges of the sheets are shiny with a serrated margin. The plant produces a flower called catkin. Do They Multiply? The tree does multiply through the seeds it produces. The plant can live in extremely hot or cold temperatures. However, in the wild, they are seen near water. How Does the Black Alder Tree Look? The Black Alder tree has a grand stature. The tree is 50' tall and approximately 4'' tall. The leaves and branches have a pyramid shape. The tree trunk is slim and grayish once it reaches maturity. The tree is long, smooth and grand. The butterflies, birds and deer feed on its fruit. The roots add nutrients to the soil.

Black Alder is great for the animals and the earth.

Should They be Used in Landscape? Yes, they can be used in landscaping. However, plant them in a large enough space. The plant does grow upward and outward rather quickly. Black Alder trees in the open landscape, can measure 60 feet tall by 25 feet wide.


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Black Alder

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