About This Plant

The common alder (Alnus glutinosa) is a deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It’s known for its serrated leaves and cone-like catkins. Common alders are valuable for wetland restoration and soil stabilization along water bodies, thanks to their preference for moist environments. They also enhance soil quality through nitrogen fixation and have a history of use in woodworking and charcoal production.

The Story


The leaves of Grey Alder ‘Aurea’ exhibit a distinctive golden hue, adding a touch of warmth and vibrancy to the tree’s overall appearance. These deciduous leaves are alternate, simple, and serrated along the margins. The golden colouration intensifies in bright sunlight, creating a visually striking display.


The fruit of the Grey Alder ‘Aurea’ typically appears as cone-like structures known as strobiles. These strobiles contain seeds and are usually clustered on the branches of the tree. The fruit can range in colour, often displaying hues of brown and green.
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