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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Melia azedarach L.
Chinaberrytree
MEAZ

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH, TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Year Round   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 50
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 50.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath Yes
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Irregular
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
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 Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 150
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 300
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 20
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 60
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 17
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   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 No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
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 Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/09/2020 01:07 PM CDT