Erythrina x sykesii
|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.
Prune after flowering to avoid too-long limbs that may break. In areas with little or no summer rainfall, water deeply but only occasionally.
Attributes - Erythrina x sykesii
Plant Type: Tree
Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Spring
Flower Color: Red
Height: 24 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 35 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Showy Flowers.
Erythrina x bidwellii, Erythrina crista-galli, Erythrina flabelliformis, Erythrina herbacea