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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Wisteria frutescens (L.) Poir.
American wisteria
WIFR

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit VI   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 50.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Climbing
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 692
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1746
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -3
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   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 Summer   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 High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
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: 02/22/2020 05:09 PM CST