Golden Chain Tree | root trainer


Laburnum anagyroides

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Legume with clover like leaves, and long racemes of yellow pea like flowers in late Spring. Tree grows to 7m in some soils. Can be chop and drop species, but it’s very beautiful left to grow full size.  Please note all parts of the tree are poisonous

Forest Gardens are orchards designed in such a way so the needs of the heavy bearing heavy feeding fruit trees are taken care of in the design.

We do this by:

  • Ensuring no more than 60% of the canopy space is taken up by heavy feeders. We prefer 40%.
  • For every square metre of heavy feeder canopy there is 0.8 of a square metre of nitrogen fixer.
  • For every square metre of heavy feeder there is 1 comfrey plant.
  • You have all seven (7) layers of the forest garden present.
  • You have as wide a range of mineral accumulators present.

For more details about this see the Koanga Design Your Own Forest Garden Booklet