PORT ORFORD CEDAR

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PORT ORFORD CEDAR suitable for counties:
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Butte, Del Norte, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity
OREGON: Benton, Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington

Port orford cedar belongs to family of cupressaceae plants, its species name is lawsoniana. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Port orford cedar has green foliage and bears blue colored flowers. Port orford cedar booms in mid spring.The plant grows in conical form with single stem. Port orford cedar is a moderately growing plant, a mature Port orford cedar can grow up to 200 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons.

Height, Mature (feet) : 200 Flower Color : Blue
Foliage Color : Green Growth Rate : Moderate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -12 Frost Free Days, Minimum : 173
Drought Tolerance : Low Bloom Period : Mid Spring
Growth Form : Single Stem Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer
Palatable Human : No
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Seeds per Pound : 209600 Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Low Seedling Vigor : Low
Bloom Period : Mid Spring Seed Spread Rate : Moderate
Propogated by Bulbs : No Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Small Grain : No
Vegetative Spread Rate : None Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Container : Yes
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes

Use

Protein Potential : - - Fuelwood Product : Low
Palatable Browse Animal : Low Palatable Graze Animal : Low
Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Pulpwood Product : No
Veneer Product : No Lumber Product : Yes

Physiology

After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - - Height, Mature (feet) : 200
Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 40 Flower Color : Blue
Fruit Color : Brown Shape and Orientation : Conical
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Dense
Foliage Texture : Fine Foliage Color : Green
C:N Ratio : High Lifespan : Long
Growth Rate : Moderate Coppice Potential : No
Fall Conspicuous : No Flower Conspicuous : No
Fruit Conspicuous : No Known Allelopath : No
Low Growing Grass : No Resprout Ability : No
Bloat : None Nitrogen Fixation : None
Toxicity : None Growth Form : Single Stem
Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Fire Resistance : Yes
Leaf Retention : Yes

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -12 Precipitation (Minimum) : 110
Precipitation (Maximum) : 110 Frost Free Days, Minimum : 173
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 pH (Minimum) : 4.2
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 60 pH (Maximum) : 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 700 Drought Tolerance : Low
Fertility Requirement : Low Salinity Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Fire Tolerance : Medium
Hedge Tolerance : Medium Moisture Use : Medium
Anaerobic Tolerance : None Shade Tolerance : Tolerant
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Cold Stratification Required : Yes

PORT ORFORD CEDAR GALLERY

Port Orford cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Berkeley, Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden. June 5, 2003.
Port Orford cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Sacramento, Goethe Arboretum. June 3, 2003.
Port Orford cedar
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CA, Sacramento, Goethe Arboretum. June 3, 2003.
Port Orford cedar
Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory.
Port Orford cedar
Gary A. Monroe. United States, WA, Cowlitz Co., Lake Sacajawea Park. March 9, 2005.
Port Orford cedar
Gary A. Monroe. United States, WA, Cowlitz Co., Lake Sacajawea Park. December 23, 2004.
Port Orford cedar
Gary A. Monroe. United States, WA, Cowlitz Co., Lake Sacajawea Park. December 23, 2004.
Port Orford cedar
Gary A. Monroe. United States, WA, Cowlitz Co., Lake Sacajawea Park. January 31, 2005.
Port Orford cedar
Gary A. Monroe. United States, WA, Cowlitz Co., Lake Sacajawea Park. February 5, 2005.
Port Orford cedar
Gary A. Monroe. United States, WA, Cowlitz Co., Lake Sacajawea Park. February 5, 2005.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Charleston, South Slough. 2002.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Charleston, South Slough. 2002.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Charleston, South Slough. 2002.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Charleston, South Slough. 2002.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Charleston, South Slough. August 8, 2003.
Port Orford cedar
Susan McDougall. The Flora of Mt. Adams. United States, OR, Charleston, South Slough. August 8, 2003.
Port Orford cedar
W.J. Allyn. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OR. 1937.
Port Orford cedar
L.D. Bailey. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, WA, Port Oxford. 1931.
Port Orford cedar
Ernest Lindsay. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OR. 1935.
Port Orford cedar
Ernest Lindsay. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OR. 1935.
Port Orford cedar
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.

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