If your soil is very wet, then look no further - Alders are superb trees for a damp site, thriving where few other trees would grow. Some species will provide a fast-growing windbreak whilst others make fine ornamental garden specimens with super foliage and large catkins in early spring. Alnus cordata and A. incana will grow equally well on drier sites. A. incana Aurea is one of our favourite trees for a small garden.

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<p>If your soil is very wet, then look no further - Alders are superb trees for a damp site, thriving where few other trees would grow. Some species will provide a fast-growing windbreak whilst others make fine ornamental garden specimens with super foliage and large catkins in early spring. Alnus cordata and A. incana will grow equally well on drier sites. A. incana Aurea is one of our favourite trees for a small garden.</p>