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Cytisus proliferus Tagasasate tree lucerneBy Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz CC BY-SA 4.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Cytisus proliferus

A valuable leguminous tree used for animal foliage, shelter and soil improvement. The high protein content of its foliage is excellent for animal fodder and at the same time improving soil fertility. Used extensively in permaculture as a multipurpose tree. Prefers well drained soil, but generally quiet hardy.

Other Names: Chamaecytisus palmensis
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Height: 10-20cm
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Height: 20-30cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Arid (Dry), Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

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Tagasaste - Tree lucerne

I have dry sandy soil that repels water, hot dry summers and low rainfall. Light frosts in winter. My lucerne trees have flourished and have done a brilliant job as nurse trees, surrounding more sensitive plants until they get established. | Vanessa Bettles - Gulgong , NSW 04-Jun-2017
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Tagasaste - Tree lucerne 3/10

Fiona11's Edible Fruits
Update: 886 days 5hrs

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Useful stock feed when things get dry

Jury still out - can this little green tree survive the harsh winds, dry conditions and terrible sandy soil.

Planted: 2016

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

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Faith1 says... [287 days 14hrs ago]
Hi, How did your Tree Lucerne grow?
Fiona11 says... [287 days 5hrs ago]
Hi Faith1, they are still alive but very slow growing where we have them. Not sure if its due to the alkaline soil and they are getting mineral locked or just a very slow growing tree. I am happy they are still alive!

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