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