Coast Coral Tree (Erythrina caffra)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 15 feet to 40 feet
Plant Spread: Canopy spread of 12 feet to 20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Brown cylindrical pods containing small, shiny red seeds marked on one side with a black spot. Seeds turn a rich reddish-brown at maturity.
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Orange to Scarlet Red, occasionally Cream
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this a Ceibo (Erythrina crista-galli)? by Lekker Apr 3, 2019 3:50 AM 1

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