Buckbrush (Cuneatus)

The Buckbrush (Cuneatus) is generally described as a perennial shrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Buckbrush (Cuneatus) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous brown fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the early summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Buckbrush (Cuneatus) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Buckbrush (Cuneatus) will reach up to 11 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 11 feet.

The Buckbrush (Cuneatus) is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be propagated by bare root, container, seed. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have low vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -13°F. has high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Shrub
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Contracting Only
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Early Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Thicket Forming
Drought Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 11
Vegetative Spread Moderate
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature -13
Soil Depth for Roots 20
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 7.1–8.5 pH
Precipitation Range 16–16 inches/yr
Planting Density 682–2728 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 20
Minimum Frost-Free Days 120 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability Medium
Fire Resistant Yes
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA