Mountain Alder Alnus crispa - Alnus viridis crispa

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Alnus crispa

Family:

BETULACEAE

Genus:

Alnus

Species:

crispa

Common Name:

Mountain Alder

Seeds Per Pound:
2,688,000
Quantity:
0.00882 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
232
Germination:
40%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
98%
Height:
10-15 feet
Collection Locale:
Matagami, QC
Crop Year:
2013
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
2
In Stock: 4 g (grams)
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
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:
* Alnus viridis subsp. crispa (A. crispa, Mountain Alder). Northeastern North America, Greenland.
* It is a large shrub or small tree 3-12 m tall with smooth grey bark even in old age.
* It is sometimes used for afforestation on infertile soils which it enriches by means of its nitrogen-fixing nodules, while not growing large enough to compete with the intended timber crop. more...