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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Gaultheria procumbens L.
eastern teaberry
GAPR2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Stoloniferous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 0.5
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 6.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 2700
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 32
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability No Known Source   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 Yes   Seed Per Pound 3855000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
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
 
 
Time Generated: 03/29/2020 02:03 PM CDT