Erythrina lysistemon is spectacular when in bloom and would make a wonderful avenue tree alternated with Dombeya rotundifolia, flowering in early spring. Its copious nectar attracts many species of birds and insects to the garden.
Plant Erythrina lysistemon in full sun or semi-shade. Plant in a protected spot where frost is experienced since it flowers on the previous season’s growth. The pods are like a ‘string of beads’ and enclose red and black seeds, which are used in jewellery making.