Pond Apple (Glabra)

The Pond Apple (Glabra) is generally described as a perennial tree or shrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the year round . The Pond Apple (Glabra) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous green fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the fall and continuing until fall. Leaves are retained year to year. The Pond Apple (Glabra) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Pond Apple (Glabra) will reach up to 32.8 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 45 feet.

The Pond Apple (Glabra) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 20°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Tree, Shrub
Growth Period Year Round
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 32.8
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Fall Fall
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Seed
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature 20
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate None
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing Yes
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5–9 pH
Precipitation Range 33–33 inches/yr
Planting Density 600–2400 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Minimum Frost-Free Days 326 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention Yes
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