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. The nectar rich flowers attract birds, bats and butterflies and the seeds have been shown to have anti HIV and anti-cancer properties. Reaches 8m high in cool climates; 20m beyond. Its strong root system makes it suitable for use in consolidating stream banks to prevent erosion. Also perfect for indoor dish gardens. Medium growth rate.
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.