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Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf
Kleberg's bluestem
DIAN
Cultivar: Kleberg

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Black
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Colonizing
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 3.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 18
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 17
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
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 1409000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/18/2017 06:57 AM CST