Northern Queensland Permaculture

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White lead tree, river tamarind, Leucaena

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae
Genus Leucaena
Common Name White lead tree, river tamarind
Species L. leucocephala

Maturity days

  • 360

Planting Months

Planting months
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Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Pioneer Nitrogen_Fixer Bee food

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant Yes
Humidity tolerant Yes
Planting area Ground
Sunlight Full_sun

Photos

Photos

Short comments

Small fast growing mimosoid tree, naturalized in tropics. Soil fertility, firewood, fibre. Dense thickets

General comments

This plant is naturalised in and around Townsville, and appears to be deciduous in the dry season dropping all of it's leaves until the rains come.

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