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Florida Nutmeg

Florida Nutmeg Basics

Grows LikeTree
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
PLANTS Federal T/E StatusEndangered
PLANTS Federal T/E Common NameFlorida nutmeg

Florida Nutmeg Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorBlue
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormSingle Stem
Growth RateModerate
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)20
Height Mature feet40
Leaf RetentionYes
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Florida Nutmeg Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceLow
Frost Free Days (Minimum)270
pH Minimum5
pH Maximum7
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)300
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)800
Precipitation Minimum30
Precipitation Maximum60
Root Depth (Minimum inches)40
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)12

Florida Nutmeg Reproduction

Bloom PeriodMid Spring
Commercial AvailabilityContracting Only
Fruit Seed AbundanceLow
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 CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound225
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Florida Nutmeg Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductYes
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryGymnosperm
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Florida Nutmeg

Florida Nutmeg grows like a Tree. Florida Nutmeg is an Perennial. Florida Nutmeg is Native to U.S.. Florida Nutmeg has a Federal T/E status of: Endangered. Florida Nutmeg has a Federal T/E common name of: Florida nutmeg. Spring and Summer is when Florida Nutmeg is actively growing. Florida Nutmeg is not an allelopath. Florida Nutmeg has a High C:N Ratio. Florida Nutmeg has a coppice potential of No. Florida Nutmeg is not fall conspicuous. Florida Nutmeg has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Florida Nutmeg has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Florida Nutmeg has a Moderate foliage porosity. Florida Nutmeg has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Florida Nutmeg are Blue. Seeds of Florida Nutmeg are Yes conspicuous. Florida Nutmeg grows as a Single Stem. The growth rate of Florida Nutmeg is Moderate. The maximum height of Florida Nutmeg at 20 years is 20 feet. The mature height of Florida Nutmeg is 40 feet. The lifespan of Florida Nutmeg is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Florida Nutmeg is Erect. Florida Nutmeg is not adapted to coarse textured soils. Florida Nutmeg is not adapted to fine textured soils. Florida Nutmeg is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Florida Nutmeg is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Florida Nutmeg is Medium. Florida Nutmeg does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Florida Nutmeg is Low. Florida Nutmeg requires a minimum of 270 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Florida Nutmeg is 5. The maximum pH of Florida Nutmeg is 7. The minimum planting density per acre of Florida Nutmeg is 300. The maximum planting density per acre of Florida Nutmeg is 800. The minimum Precipitation that Florida Nutmeg requires is 30. The maximum Precipitation that Florida Nutmeg can handle is 60. The minimum root depth of Florida Nutmeg is 40 inches. The salininty tolerance of Florida Nutmeg is None. The shade tolerance of Florida Nutmeg is Tolerant. The shade tolerance of Florida Nutmeg is Tolerant. The minimum temperature that Florida Nutmeg requires is 12. The bloom period of Florida Nutmeg is Mid Spring. The commerical availability of Florida Nutmeg is Contracting Only. The fruit seed abundance of Florida Nutmeg is Low. The fruit seed period of Florida Nutmeg begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Florida Nutmeg ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Florida Nutmeg is No. Florida Nutmeg is propagated by bare roots. Florida Nutmeg is propagated by bulbs. Florida Nutmeg is propagated by container. Florida Nutmeg is not propagated by corms. Florida Nutmeg is not propagated by cuttings. Florida Nutmeg is propagated by seed. Florida Nutmeg is not propagated by sod. Florida Nutmeg is not propagated by sprig. Florida Nutmeg is not propagated by tubers. Florida Nutmeg can generally yield 225 seeds per pound of seeds. Florida Nutmeg has a Slow seed spread rate. Florida Nutmeg has a Low seedling vigor. Florida Nutmeg has a Low seedling vigor. Florida Nutmeg does not have a small grain. Florida Nutmeg has a None vegatative spread rate. Florida Nutmeg does not have a berry/nut seed product. Florida Nutmeg makes a good Christmas Tree. Florida Nutmeg does not make a good fodder product. Florida Nutmeg does not make a good fuel wood product. Florida Nutmeg does not make a good lumber product. Florida Nutmeg does not make a naval store product. Florida Nutmeg is not palatable to humans. Florida Nutmeg does not make a pulpwood product. Florida Nutmeg does not make a veneer product. Florida Nutmeg is of the category, Gymnosperm.
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