Markhamia zanzibarica, Markhamia acuminata, Bell Bean Tree, Maroon Bell-bean. Markhamia zanzibarica var. Aurea
Markhamia zanzibarica var. Aurea

Markhamia zanzibarica, Markhamia acuminata

Bell Bean Tree, Maroon Bell-bean
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: East Africa
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Small tree with smooth or rough gray bark and odd-pinnate 2-4 pairs opposite leaf up to 18" long, asymmetric acuminate leaflets are medium. Elliptic or ovate. Funnel shaped yellow flowers with maroon stripes in the throat. Begins to bloom when 3-5 ft tall. Grows well even in poor soil. Fruits are in a slender capsule. Seeds winged. Germination is rapid. Growth rate is moderate during the first year. Good potential for containers.

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