Scientific Name: Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Rosidae / Fabales / Fabaceae / Leguminosae / Gliricidia Kunth/ Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp.

General Information
Usda SymbolGLSE2
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsTree
Native LocationsGLSE2

Plant Guide

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Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)17
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days, Minimum365
Hedge ToleranceHigh
Moisture UseMedium
pH, Maximum7.0
pH, Minimum5.0
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim700
Planting Density per Acre, Minim300
Precipitation, Maximum80
Precipitation, Minimum60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)60
Salinity ToleranceMedium
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


Resprout AbilityYes
Shape and OrientationRounded
Active Growth PeriodYear Round
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorGreen
Flower ConspicuousYes
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousYes
Nitrogen FixationHigh
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionYes
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)65.0
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (fee65
Growth RateRapid
Growth FormSingle Stem
Fruit/Seed ColorBlack


Vegetative Spread RateRapid
Small GrainNo
Seed Spread RateSlow
Fruit/Seed Period BeginWinter
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedNo
Propagated by CuttingsYes
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndSummer
Fruit/Seed AbundanceLow
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Bloom PeriodLate Winter
Propagated by CormNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Post ProductYes
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalHigh
Palatable Browse AnimalHigh
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo


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