USDA and NRCS Identifier NRCS Logo
 
Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Avicennia germinans (L.) L.
black mangrove
AVGE

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Year Round   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 50
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 30.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath Yes
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Vase
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Green      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 640
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 34
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 81
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 328   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 10
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
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 No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 03/30/2020 07:05 PM CDT