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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. A large, dense, rounded tree with low branches. Develops a wide spreading crown. Fast growing and short lived. Introduced species from China and now naturalized. Grows in city lots.
Height: 40 feet     Width: 40 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: Not determined


Flower Characteristics

Color: Green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - May
Description: Normally dioecious. Small, green catkins. Male flowers narrow, 1 to 2 inches long. Female flowers plump and 1 inch long.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Triangular   Margin: Lobed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Roughly oval in shape, 3 to 6 inches long and 5 inches wide with 3 to 5 lobes and a serrated margin. Color is darker on the top of leaf than the bottom.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Pale-pink to dark-red to black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Resembling blackberries, cylindrical, 1 to 1-1/4 inches long with fleshy multiple of drupes. Not as juicy as red mulberry. Matures in late summer.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Orange-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Orange-brown and smooth with lenticels when young. Older bark becomes gray with long, narrow, irregular furrowed, scaly ridges. Twigs are slender, zigzag, gray to orange-brown and smooth.

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