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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 8 ft (2.4 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Dark green, broad, oval leaves; pendulous male catkins

Uses: Wet gardens

Zones: 4-9

Description: The natural habitat of this alder is the central European Alps. It is an upright shrub growing to 8 ft (2.4 m). The young shoots are sticky, as are the broadly oval leaves which are a matt dark green above and shiny lighter green beneath. The male catkins

Growth Habit: Upright shrub


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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