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Alder buckthorn was once common, coppiced and the wood used for charcoal.
It is a bush of wet, though not waterlogged sites and is found around the shores of Lough Ree.
It has a very long flowering season and long fruiting season from July to November.
COLLECTING AND SOWING OF SEEDS
Pick berries as soon as they are ripe, extract the seed and stratify until March when they should be sown shallowly. Keep the seedbed moist.
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