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Maga (Thespesia grandiflora)


Thespesia Grandiflora, or more commonly know as Maga, is a tree with dark green foliage and red flowers of the genus Thespesia. It has a height of 30 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 tolerant of shade. Thespesia Grandiflora or Maga's floral region is Puerto Rico.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Thespesia
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Order: Malvales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: PR (N)
  • 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: Red
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Dense
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Green
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 50
  • Height Mature (feet): 30
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 640
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 49
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 98
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 36
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • 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: 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: 5622
  • Small Grain: No

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