The fruit of Combretum erythrophyllum are green, shiny and sticky when young, sometimes tinged pink on the wings; pale honey-brown when ripe. About 1 cm to 1,5 cm long, the wings become 6 mm wide. The fruit usually has a peg at its tip.
These four-winged samaras may remain on the tree until the next flowering season, therefore seen from midsummer through the leafless winter to the following spring, the tree being deciduous.
The flowers that came before had grown in dense axillary spikes up to 2 cm long. They were greenish yellow to cream-coloured, seen in profusion during spring (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997).