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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Alnus rhombifolia Nutt.
white alder
ALRH2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 50
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 65.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Low
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.8
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 50
CaCO3 Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 400
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 20
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 125
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -24
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Fall   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 687000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 06/25/2019 01:33 AM CDT