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Jamaican Nettletree (Trema micrantha)

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Trema Micrantha, or more commonly know as Jamaican Nettletree, is a tree shrub with green foliage and green flowers of the genus Trema. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 20 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is fall, blooms during spring and is tolerant of shade. Trema Micrantha or Jamaican Nettletree's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the state of Florida.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Trema
  • Family: Ulmaceae
  • Order: Urticales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) PR (N) VI (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Fall
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Orange
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 39
  • Height Mature (feet): 20
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • 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): 70
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 36
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Year Round
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Year Round
  • 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: 9303
  • Small Grain: No




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