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Lycium carolinianum Walter
Carolina desert-thorn
LYCA2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring
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 Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Red
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 3
Height, Mature (feet) 9.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance High
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance None
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 250
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 9.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 2728
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 3450
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 62
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 10
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 17
Reproduction
Bloom Period Fall
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound
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 No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/16/2014 09:31 AM MDT