PLANT OF THE WEEK
This tree, although very range with amazing huge boat like seed pods, is in the same family as peas, beans and broadbeans.
I'm talking with Adrian O”Malley, horticulturist and native plant expert.
So let’s find out more.
- Black bean tree is an attractive Australian rainforest tree with dark glossy leaves and masses of yellow and red flowers during summer.
- Flowers attract lorikeets and other nectar feeders.
Certainly bird attracting when in flower and has a spreading canopy when it matures.
|Attractive pea like flowers of Castanospermum australe|
Unless you have a large garden, we recommend that you can plant this one successfully in a pot for many years.
- The beans of Castanospermum austral or black bean tree or toxic to everyone.
|seed pods of Black Bean tree.|