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Myrica gale L.
sweetgale
MYGA

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Blue
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Blue
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 7
Height, Mature (feet) 6.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Low
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 95
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 7.8
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 3500
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 7000
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 50
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 14
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring
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 Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
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
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/30/2014 04:36 AM MDT