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'Norman Ross' Norway Spruce Seed

Description

Latin Name: Picea abies

DESCRIPTION

Family: Pinaceae

Native Range: Native to western Europe to the Ural Mountains

Seed Source: Large specimen trees planted in the early 1900s at Indian Head Saskatchewan

Height and Spread: 18m x 7m

Overview: The 'Norman Ross' seed strain is excellent for tree planting in non-boreal regions. It is characterized by central branches which spread horizontally and smaller drooping branchlets attached to them. There are a number of mature trees of this strain over 100 years old in the town of Indian Head, Saskatchewan. This seed strain was introduced by Norman Ross, Superintendent of the Dominion Forest Nursery Station from 1901 to 1941, from Europe in the early 1900s. It has proven hardy and adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions in the southern prairies. 

Seeds: Dark brown seeds oblong at base 4 mm long. 

Average number of seeds/packet: 500

SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

Stratification: No stratification required. Water soak 24 hours before sowing.

Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in late May.

Sowing instructions: Outdoors - sow 1.0 cm deep, 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell.

Growing conditions: Norway spruce grows on a wide variety of soils but favours loamy soils with a pH of 5.0 to 7.0. It is shade tolerant but grows best in a sunny exposure.

AGROFORESTRY VALUE

'Norman Ross' Norway spruce can be used as specimen or shade trees on larger properties or farmyards. Its dense coniferous crown provides excellent habitat for songbirds and thermal cover for mammals. Excellent wood quality for lumber.

 

'Norman Ross' Norway Spruce Seed

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Latin Name: Picea abies DESCRIPTION Family: Pinaceae Native Range: Native to western Europe to the Ural Mountains Seed Source: Large specimen... Read more

$19.00

    Description

    Latin Name: Picea abies

    DESCRIPTION

    Family: Pinaceae

    Native Range: Native to western Europe to the Ural Mountains

    Seed Source: Large specimen trees planted in the early 1900s at Indian Head Saskatchewan

    Height and Spread: 18m x 7m

    Overview: The 'Norman Ross' seed strain is excellent for tree planting in non-boreal regions. It is characterized by central branches which spread horizontally and smaller drooping branchlets attached to them. There are a number of mature trees of this strain over 100 years old in the town of Indian Head, Saskatchewan. This seed strain was introduced by Norman Ross, Superintendent of the Dominion Forest Nursery Station from 1901 to 1941, from Europe in the early 1900s. It has proven hardy and adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions in the southern prairies. 

    Seeds: Dark brown seeds oblong at base 4 mm long. 

    Average number of seeds/packet: 500

    SEED TREATMENT / SOWING

    Stratification: No stratification required. Water soak 24 hours before sowing.

    Ideal sowing time: Non-pretreated seed outdoors in late May.

    Sowing instructions: Outdoors - sow 1.0 cm deep, 50 seeds/meter; Greenhouse - sow 3 seeds per cell.

    Growing conditions: Norway spruce grows on a wide variety of soils but favours loamy soils with a pH of 5.0 to 7.0. It is shade tolerant but grows best in a sunny exposure.

    AGROFORESTRY VALUE

    'Norman Ross' Norway spruce can be used as specimen or shade trees on larger properties or farmyards. Its dense coniferous crown provides excellent habitat for songbirds and thermal cover for mammals. Excellent wood quality for lumber.

     

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