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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Cotoneaster horizontalis Decne.
rockspray cotoneaster
COHO80

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Thicket Forming
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 1
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 4.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter   Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 32
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 16
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 64000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate None
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
 
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   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/05/2020 09:23 AM CDT