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Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit
white leadtree
LELE10

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 15
Height, Mature (feet) 20.0
Known Allelopath Yes
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation High
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity Moderate
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 Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365
Hedge Tolerance High
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.7
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200
Precipitation, Minimum 15
Precipitation, Maximum 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 4
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 25
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root No
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 9525
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product Medium
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 07/29/2014 07:58 AM CDT