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 in full sun or semi-shade. Plant in a protected spot where frost is experienced. The pods are like a ‘string of beads’ and enclose red and black seeds, which are used in jewellery making.