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Macroptilium atropurpureum (Moc. & Sessé ex DC.) Urb.
purple bushbean
MAAT80

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 No
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Thicket Forming
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Climbing
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1200
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1700
Precipitation, Minimum 15
Precipitation, Maximum 111
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 23
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed No
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 34019
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
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 Yes
Palatable Browse Animal High
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/16/2017 08:23 PM CST