White Leadtree, White Popinac, Jumbay, Leadtree, Haole Koa Leucaena leucocephala - Leucaena glauca , Acacia leucocephala , Acacia frondosa , Acacia glauca , Mimosa leucocephala , Mimosa glauca
Detailed Listing For
White Leadtree, White Popinac, Jumbay, Leadtree, Haole Koa
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
In Stock: 9.7 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
Growing Info, follow in order:
Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 48 hours or until the seeds have imbibed water.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
expect germination in 10 days @ 70-85 degrees F, it will take longer if cooler.
In a Nutshell:
* Leucaena leucocephala is a species of small Mimosoid tree that is native to southern Mexico and northern Central America ( Belize and Guatemala ). Common names include White Leadtree , Jumbay , and White Popinac . L. leucocephala is used for a variety of purposes, such as firewood , fiber and livestock fodder .
* During the 1970s and 1980s it was promoted as a "miracle tree" for its multiple uses. It has also been described as a "conflict tree" in that it is both promoted for forage production and spreads like a weed in some places.
* The legume provides an excellent source of high protein cattle fodder.
* Leucaena leucocephala has been considered for biomass production, as its reported yield of foliage corresponds to a dried mass of 2000–20000 kg/ha/year, and that of wood 30–40 m³/ha/year, with up to twice those amounts in favourable climates. It is also efficient in nitrogen fixation, at more than 500 kg/ha/year. It has a very fast growth rate, young trees reach a height of more than 20 ft in 2–3 years.
* The young pods are edible and occasionally eaten along with Javanese vegetables salad with spicy peanut sauce and spicy fish wrapped in papaya or taro leaves in Indonesia, papaya salad in Laos and in Thailand. more...