holly wildcroft wrote:Thanks all for your input. I'm located in southeastern Idaho, I don't know if AO is native... I will do some research. I do know that russian olive grows all over here. Some like it, some hate it. Do any of you know of some smaller n-fixers? I have clover and comfrey (not a n-fixer, I know, but good for fertilizer as a mulch) growing now, but I'd like to plant something under or between my existing fruit trees(for n-fixation and predatory insect habitat), and space is limited.
Thanks in advance!
holly wildcroft wrote:Kyrt, I have apple, plum, and apricot trees, the bottom of the canopy is at about 5-7 feet, just high enough to walk under. I guess I could plant AO and keep it short? Yes our rainfall is less than 18in a year, but we irrigate once a week during the growing season. I don't mind having to prune it, I just don't want to plant something that is going to destroy my orchard.