Tagasaste (aka Tree Lucerne)


Cytisus proliferus

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Native to: Canary Islands
Number of Seeds: 20

Description: Tagasaste or Tree Lucerne, is a small spreading evergreen tree that grows 3-4m high. Indigenous to the dry volcanic slopes of the Canary Islands. It is a great nitrogen fixing pioneer plant for forest gardens, producing large quantities of foliage biomass for mulch and fodder, early season flowers for bees and seeds for birds.    

Planting Instructions: Early autumn or early spring. Scarify – Place seeds in a tin can/glass and pure boiling water, let soak for 24 hours. Scatter in seed trays. At the end of the first growth spurt prick out into pots. Once 5cm tall, transplant into 1L bags. Plant into permanent position when 50cm high.

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Weight 0.1 g


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