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Alnus Incana Aurea Tree

Golden Alder Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

A wonderful ornamental tree which is commonly known as Golden Alder due to its golden, yellow leaves is a hardy and resilient tree ideal for damp sites and difficult positions. Incana ‘Aurea’ has a glossy, bright yellowish bark, and coral pink catkins that appear in early spring and keep their pink hue until summer. The contrast between the golden foliage and pink catkins can be apparent from as early as August. The false cones appearing in autumn are popular with birds and can provide food for bees. The golden bark is a real feature of this tree and makes an attractive display in winter when the bark on the trunk and branches can clearly be seen.

This slow growing tree will reach 7 x 5 metres in 20 years. As with all Alder Trees, Incana Aurea plays host to a nitrogen fixing bacterium beneath the soil which improves the fertility of the soil and plays a good part in ecological succession.  This tree will grow in most difficult sites with poor soils and exposure and will tolerate some drought.

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Alnus Incana Aurea Tree Alnus Incana Aurea Tree
12L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Alnus Incana Aurea Tree Alnus Incana Aurea Tree
28L pot 2.5 - 3.0m Standard Tree approx 8-10cm girth £139.99 (ex. VAT)
Alnus Incana Aurea Tree Alnus Incana Aurea Tree
45L pot 3.0 - 3.5m Premium Standard Tree approx 10-12cm girth £159.99 (ex. VAT)
Alnus Incana Aurea Tree Alnus Incana Aurea Tree
45L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Heavy Standard Tree approx 12-14cm girth £179.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver and this takes a bit of scheduling.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge. Although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

Smaller trees/bushes have a delivery charge of £7.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Medium trees of a height of 1.5-2 metres have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Orders for multiple trees have a single delivery cost of £12.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands).

Mature trees and pleached trees are more expensive to deliver. Cost varies by postcode and is calculated in the check out process. You can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost, so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

Highlands and Islands charges start from £29.95 plus vat and are calculated in the check out process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Alnus Incana Aurea trees

When planting Alder trees, such as the Golden Alder, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Alder trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Golden Alder trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Alnus Incana Aurea trees

Like most ornamental trees, alder trees do not require much pruning once they have established. Simply remove any crossing, damaged or diseased branches. Prune in late winter or early spring. If you think the canopy is overcrowded, make sure to alleviate the branches to ensure enough air and light can penetrate. Alder trees produce their own nitrogen so they do not require fertiliser, only a consistently moist soil.

Alnus Incana Aurea Tree (Golden Alder Trees) Description

  • Common name: Golden alder tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 7 x 5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Golden, yellow leaves with contrasting pink catkins
  • Soil: Grows well in most soils, especially very wet soil but it’s best to avoid chalky conditions