Black bean

Castanospermum australe

Black Bean pods opened showing the beans within By Paul Daley ©A Lush Forest [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

An attractive native Riperian Rainforest tree with glossy dark green foliage and profuse flushes of yellow and red pea-like flowers during summer. The timber is highly prized. Bird attracting. 40m

$17.90 ($14.75-$17.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Black bean

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Poor Drainage (Clay)

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Black bean Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

One of the few trees already on the property. The seed pods are unusual and make good boats for the kids. Attractive orange flowers.

★★★★ 12y ago

EULEILAH, QLD, Australia

Native to creeks in Hogarth Range in the lower catchment.  Tolerates medium frosts.  Have had best results planting seed straight into ground, compared to planting seedlings.  Seem to tolerate drier soils better.  Is fast growing when moisture is p...

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