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Swietenia macrophylla King
Honduras mahogany
SWMA

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Year Round
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 60
Height, Mature (feet) 60.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 4.0
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 10
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 300
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 100
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 60
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 17
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 900
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
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
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product Yes
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/16/2017 12:50 PM CST