Erythrina amazonica, Amazon Coral Tree

Erythrina amazonica

Amazon Coral Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Tropics
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plant

One of the most impressive erythrinas, this is a very rare hybrid of hortucultural origin. It produces flowers before its new leaves or just as the leaves begin to show. The flowers are a beautiful intense crimson color with a gradient to pink and white. Petals are very long and elegant. The flowers produce abundant nectar that attracts many nectar-feeding birds and insects, which attract the insect-feeding birds as well.

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Erythrina amazonica, Amazon Coral Tree
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