Inhibition of Scots pine seedling establishment byEmpetrum hermaphroditum

Poor establishment and reduced seedling growth of Scots pine (Pinus silvestris L.) in northern Sweden is related to an allelopathic inhibition by the dwarf shrubEmpetrum hermaphroditum Hagerup. Indoor bioassays with green and brown leaves ofEmpetrum have strong negative effects on rooting ability, radicle elongation, and growth of Scots pine seedlings… (More)