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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Prunus virginiana L. var. demissa (Nutt.) Torr.
western chokecherry
PRVID

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential Yes
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Red
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Thicket Forming
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 20
Height, Mature (feet) 20.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity Severe
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 2700
Precipitation, Minimum 16
Precipitation, Maximum 30
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 24
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
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 5000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product Low
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 04/23/2014 03:46 PM CDT