Table 1. Effects of moisture stress on shoot length of container grown Cornus florida in Expt. 2.
Plants watered afterShoot length (cm)z Days
1y153060120270300
Day 1 (control) 1.1ax7.7a12.4a14.8a14.8a17.0a34.3a
Day 50.8a3.9b  7.8 b13.1a14.1a15.0ab32.9a
Day 5, restressed,0.9a3.0b3.9cd7.6bc9.3abc11.1abc26.6ab
Day 18
Day 100.9a3.6b6.4bc11.6ab12.2ab13.0abc29.1 ab
Day 10, restressed,1.1a2.0b2.6d4. 7cd6.0 bc6.3cd21.8b
Day 18
Day 221.0a2.2b2.6d4.7cd7.7bc8.8bcd21.7b
Day 380.8a1.7b1.9d1.9d1.9d1.9d1.9c
  • z Shoot length was determined by measuring 3 marked shoots per plant throughout the study.

  • y Day 1 - 2 July, 1984; Day 300 - 2 May, 1985.

  • x Mean separation within columns by Duncan multiple range test, 5% level.