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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC.
sourwood
OXAR

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH, TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 20
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 35.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Columnar
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 6.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 200
CaCO3 Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 40
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 30
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   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 3675000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
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: 12/15/2018 10:50 PM CST