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Dragonsblood Tree (Pterocarpus officinalis)

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Pterocarpus Officinalis, or more commonly know as Dragonsblood Tree, is a tree with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Pterocarpus. It has a height of 50 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is year round and blooms during spring. Pterocarpus Officinalis or Dragonsblood Tree's floral region is Puerto Rico.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Pterocarpus
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: PR (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: C(OBL)
  • 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: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 90
  • Height Mature (feet): 50
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Semi-Erect
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: High
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: High
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 6
  • pH (Maximum): 8.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 640
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 30
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 55
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 36
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 25353
  • Small Grain: No




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