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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Frangula alnus Mill.
glossy buckthorn
FRAL4
Cultivar: Tallhedge

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (I), CAN (I)      
 
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 12
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 12.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 6.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 2700
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 14
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   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 No   Seed Per Pound 27000
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 None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/25/2020 12:52 AM CDT