Redstem Ceanothus, Red Stem Ceanothus Ceanothus sanguineus

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Botanical Name:

Ceanothus sanguineus

Family:

Rhamnaceae

Genus:

Ceanothus

Species:

sanguineus

Common Name:

Redstem Ceanothus, Red Stem Ceanothus

Seeds Per Pound:
141,800
Quantity:
0.74 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
30
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Collection Locale:
Idaho
Crop Year:
2021
In Stock: 0.74 lb
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1 packet
$4.95
10 gram
$19.00
1 oz
$38.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Short description:
Physical Characteristics : A decidious Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It can fix Nitrogen. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires dry or moist soil.
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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ceanothus sanguineus Pursh
redstem ceanothus
CESA

Summary
Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Shrub
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator FACU?
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 3
Height, Mature (feet) 10.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Low
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 300
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 6.5
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 100
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 100
Precipitation, Minimum 13
Precipitation, Maximum 35
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 150667
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
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Ceanothus sanguineus is a species of shrub in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae known by the common name redstem ceanothus . It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Montana to far northern California ; it is also known from Michigan . It grows in temperate coniferous forest habitat in forest openings amidst the conifers. This is an erect shrub approaching 3 meters in maximum height. Its stem is red to purple in color, its woody parts green and hairless when new. The deciduous leaves are alternately arranged and up to about 10 centimeters long. They are thin, light green, oval, and generally edged with glandular teeth. The undersides are sometimes hairy. The inflorescence is a cluster of white flowers up to about 12 centimeters long. The fruit is a three-lobed smooth capsule about 4 millimeters long. This shrub is an important food plant for wild ungulates such as the Rocky Mountain Elk , it is browsed eagerly by many types of livestock, and the seed is consumed by many types of animals. [ 1 ] Like many other Ceanothus , this species requires wildfire for reproduction and proliferation; its seeds are activated by heat and the plant is intolerant of the shade produced by an overgrown forest. [ 1 ]
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