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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Robinia neomexicana A. Gray
New Mexico locust
RONE

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (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 Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 4
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 25.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Low
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Irregular
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity Moderate
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 7.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 100
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 7000
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 9
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 35
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
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 Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 21600
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
 
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 Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/01/2020 12:05 PM CST