Alnus incana 50+ PCS fresh seeds, Alnus tree seeds, European gray alder, White alder seeds, Hoary Alder, Grey alder tree
Gray alder, or white alder, or Spruce, or Grey alder (lat. Alnus incana)
A tree up to 20 m high or a shrub with a narrow-ovate crown and a trunk up to 50 cm in diameter. The trunk is rarely straight and cylindrical, often with longitudinal depressions and humps. One of the fastest growing breeds. It grows rapidly up to 10-15 years, after which the growth slows down. Lives up to (40-50) 50-60, occasionally up to 100 years. The root system is superficial, located mainly in the upper soil layer (10-20 cm). The roots contain nodule growths containing microorganisms capable of absorbing nitrogen from the air. Forms numerous root offspring and young shoots. The bark is light gray, always smooth and does not form an outer crusty layer. Shoots are greenish at first, later brown or blackish-gray, not sticky, but covered with gray fluff or felt and light lentils. The buds are stalked, ovate or ovate-spherical, slightly blunted at the top, fluffy. The leaves are arranged in three rows, alternate, oval, oval-lanceolate or ovate-rounded, less often elliptical, 4 (4.5) -10 cm long, 3.5—7 cm wide, sharp or pointed, less often blunted, with a rounded or slightly heart-shaped base, acutely biconvex, young densely fluffy, not sticky, adults are almost naked from above, gray-green from below, without beards in the corners of the nerves, on softly hairy or felt petioles long 1-2(3) cm. Young leaves are not sticky. The fruits are obovate nuts with narrow, membranous wings, 10 mm long and 7-8 mm wide, ripening in cones, twice as light as in sticky alder. The fruits ripen in autumn, crumble and are carried by the wind. There are 1,430,000 nuts in 1 kg; the weight of 1000 nuts is 0.5-0.9 g. Fruiting annually, abundant. Seed specimens begin to bear fruit from eight to ten years; seedlings from five to seven years.