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.