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Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree

Cut Leaved Common Alder Trees
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Alnus incana 'Laciniata' is a beautiful, graceful tree with finely cut foliage that is grey-green in colour, turning yellow in autumn. The catkins and cones are popular with wildlife and the almost oriental form of this cut-leaved Alder tree makes it a great choice for ornamental gardens.

Well suited to wet sites, Alnus incana Laciniata is a popular choice for difficult positions as it is also tolerant of most soil types and exposed positions. Laciniata is a medium sized, conical Alder tree that is slightly more compact  than our native Common Alder and grows to approximately  6 x 4 meters in 20 years.

AKA Cut Leaved Alder

  • Common name: Cut leaved common alder tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 4 meters
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Planting Alnus incana Laciniata Trees

Our pot grown Cut Leaved Alder trees can be planted at any time of the year, unlike bare root trees. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your intended planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole.

Take the pot off and gently loosen the tree roots, then place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We advise planting young trees with a stake and tie kit and, if your area is prone to rabbits, a rabbit guard.

Aftercare Advice for Alnus incana Laciniata Trees

If you’re planting in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young Cut Leaved Alder trees 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 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.

Pruning Advice for Alnus incana Laciniata Trees

Like most ornamental trees, Cut Leaved 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.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

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 to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Form: Pruned & Shaped Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 10L pot Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Pruned & Shaped Tree 150-200cm 10L pot £49.99 (ex VAT)
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Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Price £149.99 (ex VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot £149.99 (ex VAT)
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Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Price £169.99 (ex VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot £169.99 (ex VAT)
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Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Price £189.99 (ex VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot £189.99 (ex VAT)
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Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 55L pot Alnus incana 'Laciniata' Tree Price £219.99 (ex VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 55L pot £219.99 (ex VAT)
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