NITROGEN FIXING SHRUBS
An essential component of any productive ecological garden or farm will be the Nitrogen fixing perennial plants within the community of fruits, nuts and herbs and other plants. Nitrogen fixing plants can be pruned at regular intervals to provide biomass for surface mulch and to release a biological source of nitrogen to the surrounding plants and soil life by means of the root shed associated with the top pruning.
The Plants listed below are some excellent, fruit bearing, nitrogen fixing shrubs suitable for growing in a temperate climate including all over Europe and the British Isles. The plants can withstand lows of -28 (Zone 5), tolerate some shade, are fast growing, tolerant of trimming and coppicing, able to grow in clay soils, known to provide significant quantities of nitrogen, easy to propagate from seed and provide food for humans and other animals.
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The Benefits of Propagating from Seed
Seeds germinating in the spring can establish well and be ready to plant out in the autumn of the same year (subject to species hardiness and, of course, the weather conditions in a given year). The following spring after autumn planting, its good practice to prune the plants to encourage them to become denser and by the third summer after sowing they can grow up 80cm high and 60cm wide specifically for Elaeagnus spp. The 2nd year growth witnessed in plants from our own stock have, in some instances, outperformed established 6 year old plants, purchased from a commercial nursery.
When propagating from seed you have the advantage of selecting the strongest seedlings. Another significant reward is that you are promoting genetic diversity within your populations, something you are not likely to find in the majority of cloned nursery stock.
Propagation of these species should begin in the autumn as Elaeagnus spp. all require cold stratification unless they are sown immediately after they are picked. Caragana aborescens can be sown in the spring.
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Delivery and Packaging
- Delivery is included in the price. We use tracked and recorded international courier.
- All seeds are packed in resealable polythene bag and shipped in bubble envelopes to protect them during transit and to ensure they reach you in pristine condition
- Our seeds are tested for germination and should you carry out all correct sowing and cultivation stages correctly they will germinate and grow on to be healthy robust plants.
- Sowing instructions will be sent to you via email.
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- Worldwide - 10-22 days.
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