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'Wyatt' European Mountain Ash Seed

$20.00

Latin Name: Sorbus aucuparia

DESCRIPTION

Family: Rosaceae

Native Range: Eurasia

Seed Source: Selected trees from Saskatchewan shelterbelts planted in a seed production orchard. 

Height and Spread: 8m x 6m (25 years)

Overview: The seed strain was developed for agroforestry planting in the Canadian prairies. It is an excellent long-lived tree species that is fast-growing and hardy. 'This seed strain was named in honour of Arthur Wyatt a world war 1 veteran and office worker at the Dominion Forest Nursery Station at Indian Head from 1913 to 1919.

Fruits: A fleshy berry-like pome.

Average number of seeds/packet: 800

SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

Stratification: Stratify in moist sand at 5°C for 180 days

Ideal sowing time: Spring (stratified seed) or fall (non-stratified)

Sowing instructions: Sow 0.5cm (1/4") deep, 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell.

Growing conditions: Best growth on medium-textured soils with soil pH 7.0 to 8.0. Fertilization is not required.

AGROFORESTRY VALUE

'Wyatt' Manitoba maple is used in wildlife plantings, shelterbelts, or eco-buffers where a fast-growing, tough tree is needed. The seed strain does well on most soils, frost and drought resistant. It provides a good crop of berries for winter birds.