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Order: Myricales
   Family: Myricaceae
            Genus: Comptonia
                        Specie: peregrina

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Cultivation: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil

Features: Deeply-lobed aromatic leaves; attractive catkins

Uses: Shrub borders Riverbank binder Beside water features

Zones: 4-9

Description: Growing as high as 5 ft (1.5 m) and reaching 8 ft (2.4 m) wide, this shrub?s leaves are rather more oak-like than ferny, 2?4 in (5?10 cm) long and rather narrow, but deeply lobed almost to the midrib. Flower catkins are a feature from late spring; the mal

Growth Habit: Branching suckering habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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