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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit
white leadtree
LELE10

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (I), VI (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 15
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 20.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath Yes
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation High
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity Moderate
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.7
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 700
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 15
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 4
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 25
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 9525
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
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 Yes   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential High
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/01/2020 12:57 AM CDT