Spanish Elm, Ecuador Laurel, Salmwood Cordia alliodora - Gerascanthus cujabensis, Lithocardium alliodorum, Lithocardium cujabense

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Botanical Name:

Cordia alliodora







Common Name:

Spanish Elm, Ecuador Laurel, Salmwood

Seeds Per Pound:
2.2 lb
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In Stock: 2.2 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 16 seeds)
10 gram (~ 752 seeds)
1 oz (~ 2131 seeds)
4 oz (~ 8525 seeds)
1 lb (~ 34100 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Germination should occur in 10-21 days. Seed needs warm temperatures after sowing to germinate (75 degrees F +).
Short description:
"Solanum mucronatum" (sometimes called "pepino" , which usually refers to S. muricatum ) is a flowering plant species in the nightshade family ( Solanaceae ). It probably belongs to those species formerly in Solanum but nowadays placed in Lycianthes , though its exact identity and name remain undetermined [ 1 ] .
Usda description:
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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Cordia alliodora (Ruiz & Pav.) Oken
Spanish elm

Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Tree
Native Status PR (N), VI (N)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 50
Height, Mature (feet) 70.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 4.5
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 170
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 300
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 200
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 28
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 50
Bloom Period Early Spring
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 32250
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product High
Lumber Product Yes
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product Yes
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product Yes
Veneer Product No
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Cordia alliodora is a species of flowering tree in the borage family, Boraginaceae , that is native to the American tropics . It is commonly known as Spanish Elm , Ecuador Laurel , or Salmwood . It can reach 35 m in height.