This hard to find tree is amazingly quick growing to only about 20 Ft in height, with a straight trunk. Makes a great tree for smaller yards.
Originally from Asia, Sesbania grandiflora, also known as vegetable hummingbird, agati or hummingbird tree, is a small tree in the genus Sesbania. It is highly ornamental and versatile. November-June it creates a floral canopy of rather large 3-4" distinctively curved, rose colored blooms. These flowers are absolutely gorgeous to see in person.
Seedlings can bloom clusters in as little as 1.5 years even potted, and less then 4 Ft tall. It is frost tender and intolerant of long periods of cool temperatures. You may keep it potted and bring it indoors, and still get blooms. Also said to be flood tolerant.
The flowers and leaves are edible and served up many different ways, even fried and dipped in butter. The bark, leaves, gum, and flowers are considered medicinal in many ways as well.