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Erythrina crista galli, Erythrina laurifolia, Cry Baby Tree, Cockspur Coral Tree, Cock's Comb Coral Tree

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Erythrina crista galli, Erythrina laurifolia

Cry Baby Tree, Cockspur Coral Tree, Cock's Comb Coral Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is one of the hardiest of the coral trees. It has survived temperatures down into the low 20's and will come back from colder temperatures from the roots. It is sometimes grown as a very robust bush resprouting every year. It blooms strongly in the spring with brilliant red flowers. It gets up to 20 feet tall and wide when the conditions are kind.


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