handsome tree grows to 70 ft (21 m), with a broad spreading crown
and dense foliage. The short trunk is covered with shaggy brown
bark. The fern-like, compound, vivid green leaves are held on
slender, pale brown branchlets. The small flowers, pale
orange-yellow or cream with red veins, are borne in small clusters
among the leaves in summer. These are followed by the 8 in (20 cm)
long pods, which ripen from green to dark brown and have brittle
Cultivation: These trees need a sunny position if they are to
thrive, but are not fussy about soil. Once established, they will
tolerate drought and exposed positions. The roots can be invasive.
Propagate from seed, cuttings or by air layering in spring.