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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
grey alder 'Aurea'
Alnus are vigorous deciduous trees and large shrubs with rounded leaves and often conspicuous catkins in winter
'Aurea' is a large, conical, deciduous tree with yellow-green leaves. Conspicuous male catkins, to 10cm long, appear in spring. The smaller female catkins are followed by small, cone-like fruit that turn dark brown in autumn and persist into winter
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Able to thrive in poor, wet conditions but also tolerates dry soils
Propagate by hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be affected by alder leaf beetle, alder sucker and leaf-mining sawflies
Susceptible to phytophthora root rot
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