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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Amorpha fruticosa L.
false indigo bush
AMFR

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 Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 6
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 15.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Climbing
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 700
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 2700
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 10
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 65
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   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 No   Seed Per Pound 77000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
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 Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 

Amorpha fruticosa L.
false indigo bush
AMFR
Cultivar: Dark Lance

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 6
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 15.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Yellow-Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 2700
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 10
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 45
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   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 No   Seed Per Pound 52000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
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 Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
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