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'Guiton' Red Elder Seed

    Description

    Latin Name: Sambucus racemosa

    DESCRIPTION

    Family: Caprifoliaceae

    Native Range: Native to most regions of Canada and northern United States.

    Seed Source: Natural stand of red elder near Thunderhill, Manitoba.

    Height and Spread: 3m x 2m (5 years)

    Overview: 'Guiton' red elder is a medium fruit-bearing shrub that is valuable for wildlife habitat. The seeds train was named in honour of William Guiton a tree planting technician at the Dominion Forest Nursery Station from 1913 to 1931. 

    Fruits: A round single-seeded bright red cherry, 0.5 cm in diameter. Large clusters of small, bright red, fleshy berries appear in summer.

    Average number of seeds/packet: 2,250

    SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

    Stratification: Pre-soak seed for 24 hours then stratify in moist sand (10 percent moisture) for 90 days at 20C followed by 120 days at 5°C.

    Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in late September (will germinate the following spring) or stratified seed in spring.

    Sowing instructions: Outdoors - Sow 2.0 cm deep, 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell.

    Growing conditions: ‘Guiton' Red elder favors deeper, loamy sands and silts and nutrient-rich sites with good drainage, ample moisture, and a pH of 5.0 to 8.0. It is shade tolerant but prefers a sunny exposure.

    AGROFORESTRY VALUE

    'Guiton' red elder is used in Eco-Buffers and wildlife habitat plantings. Its dense roots and rhizomes make it useful for soil stabilization and erosion control on moist sites including streambanks. Red elder provides fair to good food and cover for birds plus small and large mammals. Hummingbirds collect nectar from the flowers.

     

    'Guiton' Red Elder Seed

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      Latin Name: Sambucus racemosa DESCRIPTION Family: Caprifoliaceae Native Range: Native to most regions of Canada and northern United States. Seed Source:... Read more

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        Description

        Latin Name: Sambucus racemosa

        DESCRIPTION

        Family: Caprifoliaceae

        Native Range: Native to most regions of Canada and northern United States.

        Seed Source: Natural stand of red elder near Thunderhill, Manitoba.

        Height and Spread: 3m x 2m (5 years)

        Overview: 'Guiton' red elder is a medium fruit-bearing shrub that is valuable for wildlife habitat. The seeds train was named in honour of William Guiton a tree planting technician at the Dominion Forest Nursery Station from 1913 to 1931. 

        Fruits: A round single-seeded bright red cherry, 0.5 cm in diameter. Large clusters of small, bright red, fleshy berries appear in summer.

        Average number of seeds/packet: 2,250

        SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

        Stratification: Pre-soak seed for 24 hours then stratify in moist sand (10 percent moisture) for 90 days at 20C followed by 120 days at 5°C.

        Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in late September (will germinate the following spring) or stratified seed in spring.

        Sowing instructions: Outdoors - Sow 2.0 cm deep, 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell.

        Growing conditions: ‘Guiton' Red elder favors deeper, loamy sands and silts and nutrient-rich sites with good drainage, ample moisture, and a pH of 5.0 to 8.0. It is shade tolerant but prefers a sunny exposure.

        AGROFORESTRY VALUE

        'Guiton' red elder is used in Eco-Buffers and wildlife habitat plantings. Its dense roots and rhizomes make it useful for soil stabilization and erosion control on moist sites including streambanks. Red elder provides fair to good food and cover for birds plus small and large mammals. Hummingbirds collect nectar from the flowers.

         

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