The Erythrina coralloides flowers come on when the tree has few if any leaves. The wood of this tree is weak and it can use some pruning to keep it from breaking itself down. The flowers have a hint of a purple hue. Bicolor form of the common Naked Coral Tree has white flower clusters, red flower clusters and mixed colored clusters. This hardy tropical tree is probably the most cold tolerant of the coral trees. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.
Seed is poisonous if ingested.