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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Tabebuia heterophylla (DC.) Britton
white cedar
TAHE

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall   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 25
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 60.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 33
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 130
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 30
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 32
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   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 Yes   Seed Per Pound 31750
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
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 No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Low   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 06/02/2020 04:50 PM CDT