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'Ala'A (Pouteria sandwicensis)

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Pouteria Sandwicensis, or more commonly know as 'Ala'A, is a tree shrub with green foliage and green flowers of the genus Pouteria. It has a height of 25 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Pouteria Sandwicensis or 'Ala'A's floral region is Hawaii, specifically in the state of Hawaii.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Pouteria
  • Family: Sapotaceae
  • Order: Ebenales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: HI (N)
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 80
  • Height Mature (feet): 25
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 640
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 36
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 282
  • Small Grain: No




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