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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Frangula caroliniana (Walter) A. Gray
Carolina buckthorn
FRCA13

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH, TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Crown
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 35
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 20.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   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 Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 640
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1280
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 16
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 51
Fertility Requirement   Root Depth, Minimum
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 168   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -27
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance   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
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
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: 01/21/2021 03:32 AM CST