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Alnus acuminata


Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Alnus
                        Specie: Alnus acuminata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Narrow drooping leaves; showy catkins in late winter

Uses: Shade tree Screen Background tree

Zones: 9-11

Description: For several decades this has been a popular planted tree in Australia and New Zealand, though misidentified as Alnus jorullensis. The true A. jorullensis is closely related, and both species extend from Mexico to South America along the slop

Growth Habit: Broad crowned habit

Comments: Remains evergreen in warm climate

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