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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Morinda citrifolia L.
Indian mulberry
MOCI3

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 Moderate
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum 20
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 20.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Long
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 Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Yellow      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 400
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 600
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 100
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 36
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   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 30200
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   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 Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/23/2021 03:35 AM CDT