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Erythrina speciosa, Erythrina reticulata, Erythrina poianthes, Erythrina graefferi, Coral Tree

Erythrina speciosa, Erythrina reticulata, Erythrina poianthes, Erythrina graefferi

Coral Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Erythrina speciosa is a tree native to Brazil, which is often cultivated and has introduced populations in Africa and India. It is a woody, deciduous shrub to small tree with trumpet like, bright scarlet to rose flowers before the trilobed leaves with prominent veins appear.

Erythrina speciosa alba (White Coral Tree) is a very rare variety of Erythrina speciosa with white flowers.


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Erythrina speciosa, Erythrina reticulata, Erythrina poianthes, Erythrina graefferi, Coral Tree


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