This is a beautiful evergreen tree growing up to 130 feet tall in the wild with a very dense crown of dark green, glossy pinnate leaves about 5 inches long.
During October and November the tree produces sprays of bright red and yellow, pea-shaped flowers, 1.2 to 1.6 inches long (3-4 cm), with very long white stamens. The fruits are large, woody cylindrical pods, brown, turning black in fall when they ripe, 5 to 8 inches long. Inside they have 3 to 5 cells separated by a spongy substance, each containing a large, brown bean-shaped seed.
(Elliot, W.R. & Jones, D.L. 1982. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation.)