Originally from Africa and now widely cultivated in the tropical world for it's flavorsome pods. Other uses include traditional medicine and metal polish, firebreaks, fuel wood, forage, fodder, bee food and mulch. Leaves, flowers and immature pods are eaten as vegetables.
This attractive tree is an essential in tropical subtropical permaculture as well as being an attractive street tree. Drought tolerant once established.
|Growing Conditions||tropical to subtropical, well drained soil. Does not tolerate frost|
|Max Size||8 m|