Bell-bean is a small, slender, evergreen tree with an informal branch structure, which may be straggling if not occasionally pruned. It has once compound leaves, a medium growth rate and non-invasive roots. Markhamia zanzibarica's bell-shaped flowers, flecked with maroon dots, are particularly striking and quite unique. Bell-bean is quite frost sensitive and will not tolerate temperatures below - 0.5C. It requires modest amounts of water. The tree's beautiful flowers make it an undiscovered jewel.
A few gardening ideas:
Bell-bean as an excellent focal point for a small garden. It is not well known in landscaping and the nursery trade. The species is sure to attract the attention of visitors to your garden.
Value to honeybees: Unknown
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Currently only available in 50L
Markhamia zanzibarica (Bell-bean tree) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L