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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Alnus viridis (Chaix) DC. ssp. sinuata (Regel) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Sitka alder
ALVIS

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH, TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat Low   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 10
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 16.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Yellow-Green   Nitrogen Fixation Low
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 430
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 16
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 200
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -48
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 666000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 02/19/2020 05:25 PM CST