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Lespedeza hirta (L.) Hornem.
hairy lespedeza
LEHI2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Black
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 6.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation 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 Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.8
pH, Maximum 6.9
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 9
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall
Fruit/Seed Period End Winter
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 175000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/11/2017 05:02 PM CST