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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Myrica gale L.
sweetgale
MYGA

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 7
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 6.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Blue   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Gray-Green   Nitrogen Fixation Low
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Blue      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.8
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 3500
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 7000
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 50
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 14
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 95   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   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
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/01/2020 04:33 AM CDT