A seed rate of 3 to 4 kg per hactare is recommended. Sowing is preferably done during February-March in a nursery or in polythene bags or in situ at 2 to 3 cm depth. Seedlings (1.5 to 3 months old with 6-8 leaves) are planted in the main field. A spacing of 1 x 0.
1 m is recommended for a pure crop of fodder, 1.5 x 0.2 m for planting in boundaries and borders of coconut gardens and 2 x 0.2 m when raised along boundaries.
Subabul, Leucaena leucocephala
5m to 20 m
The flowers on the tree grow in spherical bunches and are white in color.
The tree grows very well under alkaline soils and also performs under dry clayey soils
20 to 40 degrees C.
Subabul special feature
The tree is highly drought resistant.
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do subabul grow?
On average subabul grows 5m to 20 m
What color are subabul?
A subabul plant bears flowers of color The flowers on the tree grow in spherical bunches and are white in color.