Seaside Alder (Alnus maritima)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Seaside Alder
Alnus maritima
Betulaceae

This species has the potential to be used as a biomass crop[269].

Wood – light, soft, close-grained. Light brown in colour with thick, hardly distinguishable heartwood[82].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed –
Prefers a heavy soil and a damp situation, but it succeeds in ordinary garden soil[11]. Grows well in heavy clay soils[11]. Tolerates very infertile sites[200]. Trees are tolerant of frost, poor soil, and some salinity and water-logging[269]. Seaside alder is reported to tolerate an annual precipitation in the range of 95 to 400cm, an average annual temperature of 13. 5 to 18¡C, and a pH in the range of 6. 1 to 8. 1[269]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil micro-organisms, these form nodules on the roots of the plants and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].
Eastern and Central N. America – Delaware and Oklahoma.

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