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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
kapoktree
CEPE2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Crown
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 130
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 150.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 640
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 39
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 98
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 40
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Winter   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 48722
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product Yes   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 12/09/2018 09:20 PM CST