Kakabeak

Kakabeak

Details  Grows in open, sunny, steep sites, often on rocky outcrops, slips, the bases of cliffs or edges of lakes and streams. It is a relatively short-lived plant, sometimes lasting 15-20 years.
Botanical name  Clianthus
Family  Fabaceae
Height (m)  2
Diameter  1.50
Evergreen  
Frost sensitive  
Perennial  
Nitrogen fixer  
Shade / Sun  Sun
Flowers  Red

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Kakabeak seeds

Kakabeak seeds

Details  Seeds collected from assorted red and pink flowering shrubs in the blockhill gardens
Drought tolerance  
Frost sensitive  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Propagate    November   January   December   October  
Tags    perennial  shrub  legume  flowers  native 
Price  $4.9030 seeds
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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,