Green Alder, European Green Alder Alnus viridis

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Botanical Name:

Alnus viridis







Common Name:

Green Alder, European Green Alder

Seeds Per Pound:
0.8 lb
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Germination Test Type:
30 feet
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In Stock: 0.8 lb
  • Alnus viridis

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 791 seeds)
1 oz (~ 68668 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* A shrub, shiny dark green leaves to 3" long, Native to Europe.
* It is a large shrub or small tree 3-12 m tall with smooth grey bark even in old age. The leaves are shiny green, ovoid, 3-8 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. more...
* An orange-red to brown dye can be obtained from the bark.
[ edit ] Description It is a large shrub or small tree 3–12 m tall with smooth grey bark even in old age. The leaves are shiny green, ovoid, 3–8 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The flowers are catkins , appearing late in spring after the leaves emerge (unlike other alders which flower before leafing out); the male catkins are pendulous, 4–8 cm long, the female catkins 1 cm long and 0.7 cm broad when mature in late autumn, in clusters of 3–10 on a branched stem. [ 1 ] The seeds are small, 1–2 mm long, light brown with a narrow encircling wing.
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Physical Characteristics  Alnus viridis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft). It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.It can fix Nitrogen. The plant prefers medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist or wet soil.
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