• All
  • Articles
  • Videos
  • Plants
  • Recipes
  • Members

Matchwood (Morototonii)

Comments ()  |   |  Text size: a A  |  Report Abuse  |  Print
close

Report This Article

Matchwood (Morototonii)

Reason for flagging?

Comments

Submit

Share:   Email  |  Bookmark and Share

The Matchwood (Morototonii) is generally described as a perennial tree. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer and fall . The Matchwood (Morototonii) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with a smattering of conspicuous purple fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the fall, with fruit and seed production starting in the winter and continuing until spring. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Matchwood (Morototonii) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Matchwood (Morototonii) will reach up to 56 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 56 feet.

The Matchwood (Morototonii) is not commonly available from 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 47°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Tree
Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Fall
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 56
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Winter Spring
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 47
Soil Depth for Roots 42
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing Yes
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4.3–6.6 pH
Precipitation Range 60–60 inches/yr
Planting Density 300–700 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 42
Minimum Frost-Free Days 365 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

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

Plant Name Synonyms
  • Didymopanax morototonii
Plant Distribution
can be found in PR, VI