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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Gleditsia aquatica Marshall
water locust
GLAQ

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 60
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 40.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Low
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 640
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 16
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 68
Fertility Requirement   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 207   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 27
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Winter   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 3000
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Slow
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 Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Low   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential High
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 07/16/2019 06:23 AM CDT