Gray Alder (Alnus incana)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

Alnus incana, or gray alder trees are good for hard-to-grow areas. They get rather large (50-65 feet tall and 20-25 feet wide) so give them room to grow.

  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: Alnus incana grow to 50-65 feet in height.
  • Average Width: 20 feet in width on average.
  • Leaf Description: Green, ovoid.
  • Bark Description: Grey alder has smooth, grey bark, even in old age.
  • Twig Description: Pale and smooth.
  • Flowering: Catkins appear in early spring before leaves emerge.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: Alnus incana (gray alder) tolerates wet conditions and poor soils and is beneficial for hard-to-grow sites.

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