Thornless Honey Locust SeedLatin name Gleditsia triacanthos f.inermisDetails Produces very large pods with sticky sweet pulpPrice $4.9030 seeds
LaburnumCommon name Golden chain or golden rain treeFamily FabaceaeDetails Yellow pea-flowers in pendulous leafless racemes 10–40 cm (4–15.5 in) long in spring, which makes them very popular garden trees.
All parts of the plant are poisonous, although mortality is very rare. Symptoms of laburnum poisoning may include intense sleepiness, vomiting, convulsive movements, coma, slight frothing at the mouth and unequally dilated pupils.Flowers YellowDiameter 6.00Forest layer low-treeHeight (m) 6Drought tolerance Perennial Nitrogen fixer Shade / Sun Full sun / part shadeSoil type MostWind tolerance GoodPropigation method Sow pot / trayPrice $3.9030 seeds
Tagasaste (tree lucerne)Latin name Chamaecytisus palmensisDetails Fast growing, drought resistant nitrogen fixer (legume). This small tree has white flowers which are loved by bees, bumblebees and native pigeon.
Grown as a nurse or support tree during the establishment of more long term tree plantings. Useful as a quick canopy / umbrella over citrus, avocados etc. or used as physical scaffold for climbers such as grape, kiwifruit etc.
Good firewood from mature trees.
Pour hot water over the seeds and soak for 24 hours before planting into course sand.Nitrogen fixer Perennial Price $3.9050 seedsFlowers WhitePropigation method Sow pot / tray
Russell LupinLatin name Lupinus polyphyllusDetails This leafy plant can grow to a meter and a half with its tall colourful spires of flowers. Being a legume, lupins fix nitrogen in the surrounding soil for use by other plants making them a useful as well as attractive addition to the garden or orchard. They are also a nectar source for bumblebees and other insects.Nitrogen fixer Perennial Price $3.9030 seedsColour mixedForest layer herbaceousPropigation method Sow direct
Hardenbergia vine seedsCommon name Coral vineLatin name HardenbergiaDetails Vigorous evergreen climber native to Australia. Requires a warm, sheltered location. Can grow in dry conditions. Purple or pink and white flowers loved by bees in early spring.Drought tolerance Evergreen Frost sensitive Nitrogen fixer Perennial Price $3.9030 seedsFlowers Pink / purpleForest layer vertical
Psoralea PinnataCommon name fountain bush, penwortel, blue broom, Albany broom, African scurf pea, taylorina, blue psoralea, Dally pineLatin name Psoralea PinnataDetails Native to South Africa. Looking a little like rosemary.
Flowers October to December extremely attractive to bees.
Flowering is followed by the production of small pods, each of these contain a single dark brown seed.
Establishes in Gumlands, dry shrubland, coastline, estuaries, bush tracks, forest margins, and fernland, especially in warmer areas.
Will even persist under pines and wattles. It would seem that it can successfully compete with established trees in difficult wet areas.Family FabaceaeFlowers blue, white, pale purpleForest layer low-treeHeight (m) 1.5 - 4Drought tolerance Evergreen Nitrogen fixer Perennial Shade / Sun Full sun to part shadeSoil type Prefers dampWind tolerance GoodPropigation method Sow pot / traySource Kaikoura