Scientific Name: Alchornea latifolia Sw.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Rosidae / Euphorbiales / Euphorbiaceae / Alchornea Sw./ Alchornea latifolia Sw.

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General Information
Usda SymbolALLA
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsTree
Native LocationsALLA

Plant Guide

Use a soil moisture meter to monitor the soil moisture where Achiotillo is planted.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)40
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Fertility RequirementMedium
Frost Free Days, Minimum365
Hedge ToleranceLow
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim640
Planting Density per Acre, Minim320
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)36
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


Resprout AbilityNo
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Active Growth PeriodFall, Winter and Spring
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorGreen
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit/Seed ColorRed
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousYes
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (fee79
Height, Mature (feet)52.0
Known AllelopathNo
Leaf RetentionYes


Small GrainNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndSummer
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSpring
Bloom PeriodEarly Spring
Propagated by CormNo


Veneer ProductYes
Pulpwood ProductNo
Post ProductYes
Palatable HumanNo
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductMedium
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo
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