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Few people have probably heard of a phenomenon known rather morbidly as the widowmaker. Like so many tales, it originates from the dark and mysterious world of woods and forests. But it might just strike closer to home, especially if you have trees in your garden.

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Alder Common Tree - Alnus glutinosa

£1.65  -  £125.00

Native to Britain, it grows wild on riversides and in damp, boggy places. Beautiful in February and March when it is covered in soft yellow catkins.

Alder Italian - Alnus cordata

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The lovely fresh apple green rounded leaves gives this easy going medium sized tree a good feel in any garden, introduced from Southern Italy about 1820.

£20.65  -  £110.15

A very adaptable and handsome tree, quick growing and very useful as a windbreak in tough conditions. It has leaves with a downy grey underside.

£42.00  -  £186.25

A rare and unusual medium sized Alder from the Sichuan region of China

Alnus glutinosa Imperialis

£16.50  -  £132.25

A handsome medium-sized tree. One of the most attractive and graceful of its form with deeply and finely cut leaves.

£12.50  -  £48.00

An unusual and not often seen Alder. Very similar in all parts to A. incana but with larger and deeper lobed leaves.

Alnus incana Aurea

£3.95  -  £315.00

Quite a charming tree with young shoots and foliage coloured yellow. Producing decorative catkins conspicuously red tinted.

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Another very collectable and uncommon Alder makes a large and attractive tree catkins appear very early in the year often as early as January

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Alnus nitida

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Himalayan Alder, not commonly available, the Himalayan Alder makes a medium sized tree producing long catkins in the autumn (quite unusual), introduced about 1882.

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The 'White alder'. A very attractive medium-sized to large tree with a spreading nature. Often producing interesting diamond-shaped, downy but shiny leaves. Its foliage produces a wonderful warm, spicy scent.

Alnus rubra

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A graceful tree from North America introduced in about 1880, with masses of decorative catkins in March. Can be used effectively as a windbreak or makes a fine individual specimen. Very fast growing.

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