Alnaster crispus maximowiczii (Callier) Murai
Alnaster crispus sachalinensis (Koidz.) Murai
Alnaster maximowiczii (Callier) Czerep.
Alnus alnobetula maximowiczii (Callier) Chery
Alnus alnobetula sachalinensis (Koidz.) Makino & Nemoto
Alnus crispa maximowiczii (Callier) Hultén
Alnus crispa sachalinensis (Koidz.) H.Hara
Alnus fruticosa sachalinensis Koidz.
Alnus maximowiczii sachalinensis (Koidz.) Nemoto
Alnus viridis maximowiczii (Callier) D.Löve
Duschekia maximowiczii (Callier) Pouzar
Alnus maximowiczii is a deciduous, much-branched shrub or small tree, growing up to 10 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Despite a fairly wide range, this species is reported to be scarce and seldom seen. Very limited information exists to verify distribution or population status. The plant is classified as 'Data Deficient' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - Russian Far East, northern and Central Japan, Korea.
High mountains, often to the alpine zone, C. and N. Japan[
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Prefers a heavy soil and a damp situation[
]. Grows well in heavy clay soils[
]. Tolerates very infertile sites[
]. This species occurs on well drained soils[
A polymorphic species[
], it is closely related to Alnus viridis[
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[
A dye is obtained from the bark[
]. No more details are given.
The wood is close grained. It is used for turnery[
The wood is used to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe and only just covered[
]. Spring sown seed should also germinate successfully so long as it is not covered[
]. The seed should germinate in the spring as the weather warms up. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots. If growth is sufficient, it is possible to plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer, otherwise keep them in pots outdoors and plant them out in the spring.
If you have sufficient quantity of seed, it can be sown thinly in an outdoor seed bed in the spring[
]. The seedlings can either be planted out into their permanent positions in the autumn/winter, or they can be allowed to grow on in the seed bed for a further season before planting them.
Cuttings of mature wood, taken as soon as the leaves fall in autumn, outdoors in sandy soil.