Italian Alder Alnus cordata

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Alnus cordata

Family:

Betulaceae

Genus:

Alnus

Species:

cordata

Common Name:

Italian Alder

Seeds Per Pound:
147,550
Quantity:
1.15 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
101
Germination:
63%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
50-80 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 1.15 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
10 g
14.50
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
149.50
Growing Info:
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:
* An excellent windbreak for maritime areas, it grows quite quickly and establishes well even in very windy sites.
* This is an excellent pioneer species for re-establishing woodlands on disused farmland, difficult sites etc.
* Bacteria on the roots fix atmospheric nitrogen - whilst this enables the tree to grow well in quite poor soils it also makes some of this nitrogen available to other plants growing nearby. more...
* Shiny green leaves. more...
* Native to southern Italy (including Sardinia ) and Corsica. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov