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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 70 ft (21 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Gray bark; orange-red catkins

Uses: Shade tree

Zones: 3-9

Description: Found in the Caucasus and the mountains of Europe, this species is very hardy and vigorous, and is well suited to cold wet conditions. It grows up to 70 ft (21 m) and has smooth gray bark. The young shoots and undersides of the leaves are covered in gray

Growth Habit: Broad pyramidal crown

Comments: Several cultivars available

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: 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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