300 Mountain Road RD 3 New Plymouth 4373

Tree lucerne (Tagasaste)

Tree lucerne (Tagasaste)

Tree lucerne is a versatile, small, fast growing tree. It flowers during the winter and is an important food source for birds and bees.  We have a pair of kereru which spend a couple of months at our place each year during winter feeding on the tree lucerne. We have planted it through all of our shelter lines as a ‘nurse crop’, to provide initial wind shelter, frost protection, shade etc. for our longer-term plants. We are starting to remove some of our trees now, the foliage is being fed to the stock and the trunks make good firewood. Tree lucerne is a great feed crop for stock, particularly in periods of feed shortage; it will regrow after pruning.  It is also a nitrogen fixing plant.

4m | $2.50 (5cm pot)

Janica and Quin Amoore Woodleigh Nursery 300 Mountain Road RD 3 New Plymouth 4373
Tel 06 752 0830 | Cell 021 072 7394 (phone or text) | Email janica@woodleigh.co.nz

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