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Bullwood (Sloanea berteriana)

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Sloanea Berteriana, or more commonly know as Bullwood, is a tree with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Sloanea. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 100 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is year round, blooms during summer and is intolerant of shade. Sloanea Berteriana or Bullwood's floral region is Puerto Rico.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Sloanea
  • Family: Elaeocarpaceae
  • Order: Malvales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: PR (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: C(FAC)
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Dense
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 150
  • Height Mature (feet): 100
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 4.5
  • pH (Maximum): 6
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 640
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 28
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 276
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 36
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Bloom Period: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Small Grain: No




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