BLACKWOOD suitable for counties:
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma
HAWAII: Kauai, Maui

Blackwood belongs to family of fabaceae plants, its species name is melanoxylon. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Blackwood has dark green foliage and bears white colored flowers. Blackwood booms in early spring.The plant grows in erect form with multiple stems. Blackwood is a fast growing plant, a mature Blackwood can grow up to 40 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : White
Foliage Color : Dark Green Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 40
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 180
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 14 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Early Spring


Bloom Period : Early Spring Commercial Availability : No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall 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 : 31200
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Moderate


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


Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : Yes Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : White
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Moderate
Foliage Texture : Fine Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 40
Height, Mature (feet) : 40 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Short
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : Medium
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 : Low Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : High Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 180
Hedge Tolerance : Medium Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 6.0 pH (Maximum) : 8.3
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 1200
Precipitation (Minimum) : 40 Precipitation (Maximum) : 40
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 28 Salinity Tolerance : Low
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 14



Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. Chile.


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