Erythrina herbacea

Cardinal Spear, Cherokee Bean, Coral Bean

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 herbacea, Cardinal Spear, Cherokee Bean, Coral Bean
Prized for flower and fruit, its deep red flowers grow up to 2 feet long. Its scarlet seeds are marked with a black line, and the woody fruit reaches 8 inches in length.

Attributes - Erythrina herbacea

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 15 ft. to 25 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 10, 11

Notes: Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

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