Erythrina flabelliformis

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 flabelliformis
The leaflets of this tree are thin and papery. The terminal leaflet extends to 3 inches long. Short flower clusters develop while leaves are young. Fruit grows to 1 foot long.

Attributes - Erythrina flabelliformis

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 12 ft. to 18 ft.

Width: 18 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Container Plants, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Erythrina x bidwellii, Erythrina crista-galli, Erythrina herbacea, Erythrina x sykesii
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