Alnus viridis

Alnus viridis

Plant type


Common name
Ontano verde




  • Shrubs

    Sun Exposition

  • Half-shadow

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 02-February
  • 06-June
  • 03-March

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia
  • Europa
  • Nord America

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Origin: Europe.

Botanical characteristics: It is an erect shrub up to 3 m high. It has oval shaped leaves with toothed margin and truncate base which are dull green on upper side and shiny yellow-green on the lower one. Fruits are ovoid and 2 cm long.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is the main component of subalpine bushes on wet slopes between 600 and 2300 mt of altitude.

Use: It is suitable for poor soils, for environmental restoration and reforestation.