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Hawai'I Desert-Thorn (Lycium sandwicense)

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Lycium Sandwicense, or more commonly know as Hawai'I Desert-Thorn, is a shrub with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Lycium. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 1 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 somewhat tolerant of shade. Lycium Sandwicense or Hawai'I Desert-Thorn's floral region is Hawaii, specifically in the state of Hawaii.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Lycium
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Order: Solanales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Shrub
  • Native Status: HI (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: H(FACU)
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Red
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 3
  • Height Mature (feet): 1
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • 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
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 5.8
  • pH (Maximum): 7.2
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1280
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 10
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 50
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: High
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Bloom Period: Summer
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • 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: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 8155000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate




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