Additional information for Cape broom

Cape broom

Cape broom

Botanical name  Genista monspessulana
Height (m)  3
Seeds / nuts / tubers  
Evergreen  
Perennial  
Nitrogen fixer  
Drought tolerance  
Wind tolerance  Good
Shade / Sun  Full sun
Soil type  Most
Flowers  Yellow

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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,