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BLACK BEAN

Black Bean podsBotanical Name: Castanospermum australe
Description

An attractive tree with glossy dark green foliage and profuse flushes of yellow and red pea-like flowers during summer. The green seeds of the black bean pod are poisonous. The timber is highly prized. Bird attracting. 40m

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$10.90 6 Seedling Small

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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)

 

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Black bean 9/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3507 days 16hrs

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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 present.  1 photo taken July 2007.  2nd photo taken Feb 2009

Planted: 2006

Qty: 40

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Black bean

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Update: 3616 days 2hrs

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Marginally adapted local species. Plant under established Callistemon and casaurina cover along creekbanks


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Black bean (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3215 days 18hrs

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

Planted: 2003

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Organic Status:Organic


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