Alder Buckthorn is a very important hedgerow plant for the Brimstone butterfly, bees, moths, various birds and also the Wood mouse. It has small white flowers in the spring and red/black berries in the autumn, quickly consumed by hungry birds. It tends to prefer damp and often acid soils - not dry, calcareous soils. Despite its name, it does not have thorns.
Bare-root hedge plants are available at 40-60 cm or 60-90cm size. PLEASE NOTE: Minimum order for Hedgerow Plants is 30 plants. (This could be 10 each of 3 different species.) If ordering in addition to a Hedgerow Collection, then any number can be ordered. Plants despatched from late November to March.