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Kalmia latifolia L.
mountain laurel
KALA

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 5
Height, Mature (feet) 6.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
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 None
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 5.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 300
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1700
Precipitation, Minimum 32
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
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 15000000
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 Yes
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: 04/17/2014 07:27 PM MDT