KOA

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KOA suitable for counties:
HAWAII: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui

Koa belongs to family of fabaceae plants, its species name is koa. This plant grows actively in year round. Koa has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Koa booms in spring.The plant grows in erect form with single stem. Koa is a moderately growing plant, a mature Koa can grow up to 110 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Year Round Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 110
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 365
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 31 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Spring
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Bloom Period : Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 4900
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : Yes Naval Store Product : Yes
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : High
Palatable Graze Animal : - - Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : - -
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : Yes

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Year Round After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : Low
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Moderate
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 100
Height, Mature (feet) : 110 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : High
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : Medium Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 365
Hedge Tolerance : Medium Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 5.0 pH (Maximum) : 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 200 Precipitation (Maximum) : 200
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 30 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 31

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R.E. Nelson. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, HI. 1962.

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