Van der Bom, Oudenbosch, The Netherlands, before 1900
Small to average-sized tree with upright trunk and drooping branches. This creates a nice weeping form with wide pendulous branches. The trunk and the young twigs are grey. In contrast to A. glutinosa, A. incana has no sticky parts. The alternate leaves are ovoid and acuminate. They have a boldly toothed margin and the underside is velvety haired. The buds have short stalks. 'Pendula' has an inconspicuous inflorescence of female catkins, + 0.5 cm long and male catkins with yellow pollen, + 7 cm long. In September the grey brown strobiles appear and decorate the tree all winter. The tree has a deep-rooting main root, but remains more shallow than the A. glutinosa. Intolerant to hard surfaces.