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Erythrina bidwillii, Indian Coral Tree, Bidwell's Coral Tree

Erythrina bidwillii

Indian Coral Tree, Bidwell's Coral Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A showy hybrid of Erythrina crista-galli x Erythrina herbacea.

Erythrina bidwillii is a deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub to small tree when protected from frost can obtain the height of 20 feet. It flowers during the summer months a very attractive red pea shaped flower that stands out among the landscape. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Cold hardy to at least light freeze; the most cold hardy varieties of all erythrinas.

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