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Leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens


Australian Native Plants, located in Ventura, CA, is a leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens. Shop the online store or come visit us (by appointment only).
Castanospermum australe


Medium to large tree with smooth grey bark and dark green pinnate leaves and red or yellow-red pea flowers. This handsome tree is grown as a street tree in Santa Barbara, CA and a large speciman is growing at the Huntington Library and Botanic Gardens in San Marino, CA. Slow growing and frosted when young (foliage returns in spring). Intolerant of poor drainage. Slow growing initially. Excellent container plant for indoor or patio.


Biological Name: Castanospermum australe
Common Name: Moreton Bay Chestnut
Family: Fabaceae
Flower Color: Red or Reddish-yellow
Flower Time: Spring-summer
Height: Variable 20-45'
Width: Variable
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1 Gallon: not available
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: $50.00
15 Gallon: $140.00
Mail Order Plant (online only): not available
Seeds (online only): not available
Propagation Information: Germinates easily from the large seeds. Large seeds are considered poisonous.



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