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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Lyonia ligustrina (L.) DC.
maleberry
LYLI

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form
Bloat None   Growth Rate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 18
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 9.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity
Fruit/Seed Color      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 6.5
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1280
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 39
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance
Frost Free Days, Minimum 128   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -21
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Winter   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root No   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
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
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 No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 01/28/2021 09:59 AM CST