Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a stunning tree that grows up to 60 ft tall? Check out the Alnus hirsuta - Manchurian Alder! This tree has a smooth, gray-brown bark, and dark gray, angular branches that are densely hairy when young. The leaves are suborbicular or broadly ovate, and can grow up to 9cm by 9 cm. They're light green or glaucescent on the underside, and dark green on the top. The tree produces female inflorescences that are 1-2cm long and subglobose or oblong in shape. The nutlets are broadly ovate, around 3mm long, and have papery wings that are 1/4 as wide as the nutlet. Alnus hirsuta typically blooms from May to July and produces fruit from July to August. Don't miss out on this incredible tree!