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I am looking for fabacea trees and shrubs  for north spain (zone 8-9 . 400m high, 900mm year rain, acid soil, few sunlight hours). I cant use acacia (invasive here). And i'd rather use it not only for nitrogen fixer but also timber, medicinal, dyer,  eatable ....

Do you happen to know a tree of this kind or similar?
 
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Here is what Pfaf gave me, sorted by edibility rating:
LatinNameCommonNameHabitHardiness USDApHEdibilityRatingMedicinalRating
Elaeagnus macrophylla Shrub6-9ANB52
Elaeagnus multifloraGoumi, Cherry silverberryShrub5-9ANB52
Elaeagnus multiflora ovataGoumiShrub5-9ANB52
Caragana brevispina Shrub5-9ANB41
Castanospermum australeMoreton Bay ChestnutTree8-12AN41
Elaeagnus glabra Shrub7-10AN42
Elaeagnus orientalisTrebizond DateShrub4-8ANB42
Aspalathus linearisRooibosShrub8-11AN33
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea, Wild SnowballShrub4-9ANB33
Ceratonia siliquaCarob, St. john's breadTree9-11ANB32
Comptonia peregrina asplenifoliaSweet FernShrub4-8A33
Elaeagnus latifoliaBastard OleasterShrub8-11ANB32
Elaeagnus pungensElaeagnus, Thorny olive, Thorny Elaeagnus, Oleaster, Silverberry, Silverthorn, Pungent ElaeagnusShrub6-10ANB52
Elaeagnus x ebbingeiElaeagnusShrub5-9ANB52
Elaeagnus x reflexa Shrub6-9ANB32
Gleditsia japonica Tree5-9ANB31
Gleditsia sinensisLocustTree8-9ANB33
Gymnocladus dioicaKentucky Coffee TreeTree3-8ANB32
Hippophae tibetanaTibetan Sea BuckthornTree7-10ANB43
Myrica californicaCalifornian Bayberry, California Wax Myrtle, California BarberryShrub7-11AN31
Myrica ceriferaWax Myrtle - Bayberry Wild Cinnamon, Southern Bayberry, Wax Myrtle, Southern Wax MyrtleShrub7-11AN33
Myrica heterophyllaBayberryShrub5-9ANB32
Psoralea glandulosaCulenShrub8-11ANB31
Robinia pseudoacaciablack locust, Yellow LocustTree4-9ANB32
Shepherdia argenteaBuffalo Berry, Silver Buffaloberry,Shrub3-9ANB31
 
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thanks a lot andré!!!


(i though Castanospermum australe  did not tolerate the cold under 10ºC ... i liked it, is eatable, after treatment; and good wood 
 
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You're welcome.
 
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Lespedeza bicolor should do fine in that climate, and will inoculate other lespezedas in lower levels. I think caragana may be iffy that warm, but worth a try.
 
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