They grow so fast, reaching a height of about 10 feet in a year. That's the main reason I grow them. I need plants or trees that fill the higher space, giving shade to the ground. Creepers, okra, pandan, lemongrass cannot do that, because they are designed to fill lower space. Rambutan, and mango trees may take 5 years to reach that height.
I love leucaena because the leaves are small. When they fall, there is no need to sweep. the dead leaves will blend with the lawn and decompose over time. Its nice to have them around to fill up the upper storey of garden space and with small sparse leaves, vegetables underneath can still enjoy sunbathing!.
I pruned once a few months back. Leucaena demonstrated the best regrowth I ever seen.
|Leucaena: Young leaves|
|Leucaena: Older leaves|
|Leucaena: leaves view from below|
|Leucaena: a row of leucaena|
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