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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ribes cereum Douglas
wax currant
RICE

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
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 Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 3
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 3.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
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 Porous   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1800
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 13
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 35
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 300   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 277500
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container Yes   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms Yes   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential High
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 01/25/2020 10:19 PM CST