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Gaultheria procumbens L.
eastern teaberry
GAPR2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Red
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Stoloniferous
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 0.5
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Prostrate
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 Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 4.0
pH, Maximum 6.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 2700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 4800
Precipitation, Minimum 32
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
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 3855000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/21/2014 04:34 AM MDT