Trichanthera is a small to medium sized shrub that grows to about 5 m high but reach to a height of 12-15 m. The initial yield of Trichanthera is about 15 t/ha/year of fresh matter, first harvest is 8 to 10 months after establishment.
Leucaena is a fast growing, evergreen, thornless shrub that grows up to 20 m tall. This perennial legume is well adapted to our local conditions and can be seen growing wild along the roadways. This is also so with gliricidia especially in Tobago.
Tithonia is a tropical shrub rich in protein, valuable for feeding ruminants and rabbits. It is a woody herb or succulent shrub, stoloniferous, annual or perennial, that can reach a height of 2 to 3 m. Mexican sunflower is a fast-growing plant that tolerates heat and drought and can rapidly form large herbaceous shrubs.
Mulberry leaves have been the traditional feed for the silk worm. Mulberry is a fast-growing deciduous woody perennial plant. The form of the tree can vary from pyramidal to drooping. Mulberry is an excellent forage for both ruminant animals and monogastric animals in its young shrub stage.