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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Guarea guidonia (L.) Sleumer
American muskwood
GUGU

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH, TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 40
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 10.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture   Toxicity
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils No   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 640
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum
Drought Tolerance   Precipitation, Maximum
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 40
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 4607
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate
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 Yes
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 06/03/2020 02:42 PM CDT