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Clianthus puniceus
Clianthus puniceus

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Zones 8, 9, 14-24, H1
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Clianthus puniceus

Parrot Beak
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Evergreen, Shrubs, Vines

New Zealand native grows to 12 ft. high and nearly as wide. Sprays of 3–6-in., glistening dark green leaves divided into many narrow leaflets hang gracefully, forming an open foliage pattern. In late spring or early summer, bright red, sweet pea–shaped flowers with 3-in. keels resembling parrot beaks swing downward between the leaves. Pods that follow are 3 in. long. Forms with pink or white flowers are also available.

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