Erythrina crista-galli

Cockspur Coral Tree

This exotic-looking shrub or tree is grown in tropical and warm regions for its unique branch structure and often astonishingly beautiful flowers. Named for its coral-reef-like architecture, the Coral Tree is an often thorny or spiny plant that can be grown alone or as a hedge. Types that bear flowers on shoots of the current season's growth should be pruned after flowering. Prune types such as Erythrina crista-gali and Erythrina speciosa, which bear flowers on shoots developed the previous year, after the shoots have died. Water sparingly in summer.
Erythrina crista-galli, Cockspur Coral Tree
Native to the rainy areas of Brazil, its flowers form after leaves in spring. Often blooms twice more through fall.

Attributes - Erythrina crista-galli

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Pink, Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 15 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Container Plants, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Erythrina x bidwellii, Erythrina flabelliformis, Erythrina herbacea, Erythrina x sykesii
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