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Sweetbay Basics

Grows LikeTree, Shrub
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusFACW+, OBL

Sweetbay Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialYes
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorBlack
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormSingle Stem
Growth RateModerate
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)40
Height Mature feet60
Leaf RetentionYes
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ClimbingClimbing
ToxicityNone

Sweetbay Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceLow
CaCO3 ToleranceNone
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days (Minimum)180
pH Minimum5
pH Maximum6.9
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)300
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)800
Precipitation Minimum40
Precipitation Maximum80
Root Depth (Minimum inches)30
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Minimum Temperature (F)17

Sweetbay Reproduction

Bloom PeriodSummer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsWinter
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 Pound7530
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Sweetbay Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductLow
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Sweetbay grows like a Tree, Shrub. Sweetbay is an Perennial. Sweetbay is Native to U.S.. Sweetbay has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACW+, OBL. Spring and Summer is when Sweetbay is actively growing. Sweetbay is not an allelopath. Sweetbay has a High C:N Ratio. Sweetbay has a coppice potential of Yes. Sweetbay is not fall conspicuous. Sweetbay has a White colored flower. Sweetbay has Dark Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Sweetbay has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Sweetbay has a Moderate foliage porosity. Sweetbay has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of Sweetbay are Black. Seeds of Sweetbay are Yes conspicuous. Sweetbay grows as a Single Stem. The growth rate of Sweetbay is Moderate. The maximum height of Sweetbay at 20 years is 40 feet. The mature height of Sweetbay is 60 feet. The lifespan of Sweetbay is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Sweetbay is Climbing. Sweetbay is adapted to coarse textured soils. Sweetbay is adapted to fine textured soils. Sweetbay is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Sweetbay is Low. The CaCO3 tolerance of Sweetbay is None. Sweetbay requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Sweetbay is None. Sweetbay requires a minimum of 180 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Sweetbay is 5. The maximum pH of Sweetbay is 6.9. The minimum planting density per acre of Sweetbay is 300. The maximum planting density per acre of Sweetbay is 800. The minimum Precipitation that Sweetbay requires is 40. The maximum Precipitation that Sweetbay can handle is 80. The minimum root depth of Sweetbay is 30 inches. The salininty tolerance of Sweetbay is None. The shade tolerance of Sweetbay is Intermediate. The shade tolerance of Sweetbay is Intermediate. The minimum temperature that Sweetbay requires is 17. The bloom period of Sweetbay is Summer. The commerical availability of Sweetbay is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Sweetbay is Medium. The fruit seed period of Sweetbay begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Sweetbay ends Winter. The fruit seed persistance of Sweetbay is No. Sweetbay is propagated by bare roots. Sweetbay is propagated by bulbs. Sweetbay is propagated by container. Sweetbay is not propagated by corms. Sweetbay is propagated by cuttings. Sweetbay is propagated by seed. Sweetbay is not propagated by sod. Sweetbay is not propagated by sprig. Sweetbay is not propagated by tubers. Sweetbay can generally yield 7530 seeds per pound of seeds. Sweetbay has a Slow seed spread rate. Sweetbay has a Low seedling vigor. Sweetbay has a Low seedling vigor. Sweetbay does not have a small grain. Sweetbay has a None vegatative spread rate. Sweetbay does not have a berry/nut seed product. Sweetbay is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Sweetbay does not make a good fodder product. Sweetbay does not make a good fuel wood product. Sweetbay does not make a good lumber product. Sweetbay does not make a naval store product. Sweetbay is not palatable to browse animals. Sweetbay is not palatable to humans. Sweetbay does not make a pulpwood product. Sweetbay does not make a veneer product. Sweetbay is of the category, Dicot.
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