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Arundo donax L.
giant reed
ARDO4

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 9.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 220
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 4.8
pH, Maximum 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 3800
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 7200
Precipitation, Minimum 35
Precipitation, Maximum 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance
Fruit/Seed Period Begin
Fruit/Seed Period End
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed No
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs Yes
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound
Seed Spread Rate None
Seedling Vigor
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
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 Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/20/2014 12:53 PM MDT