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Desert Bitterbrush

Desert Bitterbrush Basics

Grows LikeShrub
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.

Desert Bitterbrush Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorYellow
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormMultiple Stem
Growth RateSlow
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)3
Height Mature feet5
Leaf RetentionYes
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Nitrogen FixationLow
Resprout AbilityYes
RoundedRounded
ToxicityNone

Desert Bitterbrush Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)200
pH Minimum7.5
pH Maximum8
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)500
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)2500
Precipitation Minimum5
Precipitation Maximum15
Root Depth (Minimum inches)12
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-13

Desert Bitterbrush Reproduction

Bloom PeriodSpring
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsYes
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound15800
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Desert Bitterbrush Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalHigh
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalHigh
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Desert Bitterbrush

Desert Bitterbrush grows like a Shrub. Desert Bitterbrush is an Perennial. Desert Bitterbrush is Native to U.S.. Spring, Summer, Fall is when Desert Bitterbrush is actively growing. Desert Bitterbrush is not an allelopath. Desert Bitterbrush has a Medium C:N Ratio. Desert Bitterbrush has a coppice potential of No. Desert Bitterbrush is not fall conspicuous. Desert Bitterbrush has a Yellow colored flower. Desert Bitterbrush has Dark Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Desert Bitterbrush has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Desert Bitterbrush has a Moderate foliage porosity. Desert Bitterbrush has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of Desert Bitterbrush are Yellow. Seeds of Desert Bitterbrush are No conspicuous. Desert Bitterbrush grows as a Multiple Stem. The growth rate of Desert Bitterbrush is Slow. The maximum height of Desert Bitterbrush at 20 years is 3 feet. The mature height of Desert Bitterbrush is 5 feet. The lifespan of Desert Bitterbrush is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Desert Bitterbrush is Rounded. Desert Bitterbrush is adapted to coarse textured soils. Desert Bitterbrush is not adapted to fine textured soils. Desert Bitterbrush is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Desert Bitterbrush is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Desert Bitterbrush is High. Desert Bitterbrush requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Desert Bitterbrush is High. Desert Bitterbrush requires a minimum of 200 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Desert Bitterbrush is 7.5. The maximum pH of Desert Bitterbrush is 8. The minimum planting density per acre of Desert Bitterbrush is 500. The maximum planting density per acre of Desert Bitterbrush is 2500. The minimum Precipitation that Desert Bitterbrush requires is 5. The maximum Precipitation that Desert Bitterbrush can handle is 15. The minimum root depth of Desert Bitterbrush is 12 inches. The salininty tolerance of Desert Bitterbrush is Low. The shade tolerance of Desert Bitterbrush is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Desert Bitterbrush is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Desert Bitterbrush requires is -13. The bloom period of Desert Bitterbrush is Spring. The commerical availability of Desert Bitterbrush is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Desert Bitterbrush is Medium. The fruit seed period of Desert Bitterbrush begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Desert Bitterbrush ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Desert Bitterbrush is No. Desert Bitterbrush is propagated by bare roots. Desert Bitterbrush is propagated by bulbs. Desert Bitterbrush is propagated by container. Desert Bitterbrush is not propagated by corms. Desert Bitterbrush is propagated by cuttings. Desert Bitterbrush is propagated by seed. Desert Bitterbrush is not propagated by sod. Desert Bitterbrush is not propagated by sprig. Desert Bitterbrush is not propagated by tubers. Desert Bitterbrush can generally yield 15800 seeds per pound of seeds. Desert Bitterbrush has a Slow seed spread rate. Desert Bitterbrush has a High seedling vigor. Desert Bitterbrush has a High seedling vigor. Desert Bitterbrush does not have a small grain. Desert Bitterbrush has a None vegatative spread rate. Desert Bitterbrush does not have a berry/nut seed product. Desert Bitterbrush is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Desert Bitterbrush makes a good fodder product. Desert Bitterbrush does not make a good fuel wood product. Desert Bitterbrush does not make a good lumber product. Desert Bitterbrush does not make a naval store product. Desert Bitterbrush is not palatable to browse animals. Desert Bitterbrush is not palatable to grazing animals. Desert Bitterbrush is not palatable to humans. Desert Bitterbrush does not make a pulpwood product. Desert Bitterbrush does not make a veneer product. Desert Bitterbrush is of the category, Dicot.
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