Coastal Doghobble (Axillaris)

The Coastal Doghobble (Axillaris) 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 . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the fall, with fruit and seed production starting in the fall and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Coastal Doghobble (Axillaris) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a slow growth rate. At maturity, the typical Coastal Doghobble (Axillaris) will reach up to 6.5 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 6 feet.

The Coastal Doghobble (Axillaris) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container, seed. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have high vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 2°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Slow
General Type Shrub
Growth Period Spring
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Fall
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Multiple Stem
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 6.5
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Fall Fall
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 2
Soil Depth for Roots 15
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 3.5–7 pH
Precipitation Range 40–40 inches/yr
Planting Density 1212–3450 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 15
Minimum Frost-Free Days 200 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
Palatability Medium
Fire Resistant No

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