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Agave americana L.
American century plant
AGAM

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 6.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 300
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 6.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1200
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1700
Precipitation, Minimum 8
Precipitation, Maximum 14
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 30
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 12
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin
Fruit/Seed Period End
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs Yes
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 15000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/01/2014 05:15 AM CDT