Black Bean Tree

Castanospermum australe

Thrives at Heronswood and Sydney’s botanic garden. Spectacular red and yellow leguminous flowers appear along the trunk in summer, followed by gigantic orange seeds. Reaches 8m high in cool climates; 20m beyond. Also perfect for indoor dish gardens. Medium growth rate.

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Black Bean Tree

Thrives at Heronswood and Sydney’s botanic garden. Spectacular red and yellow leguminous flowers appear along the trunk in summer, followed by gigantic orange seeds. Reaches 8m high in cool climates; 20m beyond. Also perfect for indoor dish gardens. Medium growth rate.

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Perfect for indoor gardens. Plant in full sun to light shade in a fertile, well-drained soil. With a vigorous root system, Black Bean Tree is well purposed to stabilise soils along waterways and sandy areas, but avoid planting near footings, foundations, sewerage and swimming pools. Note: Leaves can be toxic to livestock.

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