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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Chamaedaphne calyculata (L.) Moench
leatherleaf
CHCA2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 4
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 4.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Yellow-Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Irregular
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
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 Yes   pH, Maximum 6.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 100
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 400
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 70
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 8
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 110   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   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 96000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
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 Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
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: 07/21/2019 03:48 AM CDT