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Leichhardt Bean

Cassia brewsteri
This tree has beautiful 30cm sprays of yellow-orange flowers in summer. Drought resistant. Pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, silver eyes and Australian ravens feed on this species.

$18.75 ($4.90-$18.75 choose a size)

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Specifications of Leichhardt Bean

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

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Leichhardt Bean Reviews & Tips

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Carole
★★★★★ 8months ago

BOLLIER, QLD

Leichhardt Bean

It is too early to determine if this tiny plant will do what is intended, which is to be a shade tree in summer on the west side of the house and then be deciduous in winter to allow the sun in. the changing colour of the foliage is lovely.

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