Additional information for Black locust

Black locust

Black locust

Common name  Black locust
Botanical name  Robinia pseudoacacia
Family  Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Details  Fast growing thorny tree with ground durable timber.
All parts of the plant (except the flowers) and especially the bark, should be considered to be toxic. The toxins are destroyed by heat.
Flowers  White
Diameter  15.00
Height (m)  25
Drought tolerance  
Jugulone tolerance  
Nitrogen fixer  
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Shade / Sun  Full sun
Wind tolerance  Moderate

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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,

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Walnut

Walnut

Details  Moderately fast growing nut tree producing large edible nuts in a two part shell. Trees excrete jugulone that inhibits plant growth of most other species.
Common name  Walnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,
Botanical name  Juglans regia
Family  Juglandaceae
Height (m)  20
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Wind tolerance  Moderate
Shade / Sun  Full sun - part shade