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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Dark green foliage; clusters of male catkins in late winter

Uses: Riverbank binder Wet gardens

Zones: 4-8

Description: From Europe to Siberia and North Africa, this deciduous timber tree grows to 60 ft (18 m) in its natural habitat. Under cultivation it may reach 30 ft (9 m). It is fast growing when young, forming a rather open, broadly conical canopy. Leaves are dark gre

Growth Habit: Open broad conical canopy

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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