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Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
kapoktree
CEPE2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Black
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 130
Height, Mature (feet) 150.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation
Toxicity
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use
pH, Minimum
pH, Maximum
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 320
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 640
Precipitation, Minimum 39
Precipitation, Maximum 98
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance
Shade Tolerance
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 40
Reproduction
Bloom Period Winter
Commercial Availability
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 48722
Seed Spread Rate
Seedling Vigor
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product Medium
Lumber Product Yes
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product Yes
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product Yes
Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 10/24/2014 10:17 PM MDT