The Australian Chestnut is a visually stunning and adaptable tree that can enhance the beauty of any home. Its large, glossy leaves and fragrant flowers make it a focal point in any garden, and its solid and durable wood makes it an excellent choice for outdoor use.
The Australian Chestnut, also known as Castanospermum australe in Latin, is a large and striking tree native to Australia's eastern coast. Because of the shape and color of its seeds, poisonous to humans but a valuable food source for many native Australian animals, it is also known as the Black Bean tree and Moreton Bay Chestnut.
To identify Black Bean, look for large, pinnate, dark green, glossy leaves. The tree has a strong, upright growth habit in its natural habitat.
The Australian Chestnut is known for its beautiful, blooming in spring and summer, fragrant flowers ranging in color from deep red to yellow.