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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ligustrum japonicum Thunb.
Japanese privet
LIJA

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (I), PR (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 10
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 10.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 6.9
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 200
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 400
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 18
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   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 4000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate
 
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
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 01/18/2020 10:12 AM CST