The West Himalayan Alder is a deciduous tree that grows to a height of 20 metres or more. When young, the shoots are velvety, but as they age, they become hairless. The leaves are elliptic to elliptic-ovate in shape, pointed to long-pointed, distantly toothed to regularly toothed, velvety to hairy, and elliptic to elliptic-ovate in shape. Leaf-stalk has a thin cuneate to rounded base. Male flowers grow in catkins that can be up to 19 cm long. The catkin is carried on a 5-6.5 mm long stalk.
Botanical Name : Alnus nitida
Common Name : Himalayan Alder
Height : 65 ft
Spread : 30 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days cold stratification
Hardiness zone : 6-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 37,500