Erythrina acanthocarpa, "Tambookie Thorn" (Afr. Tambookiedoring), occurs naturally in the Queenstown district of the Eastern Cape. It is a throrny shrub with many branches, growing to about two meters in height .
The striking red blooms appear in spring and early summer. The plants are frost hardy and drought resistant and relatively easy to grow from seed.
The plants thrive in well drained soil in a sunny rockery with enough space for the large underground rootstocks to develop.
Erythrina acanthocarpa from Queenstown.