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Erythrina crista-galli /Coral Tree

Erythrina crista-galli  / Erythrina crista-galli
Specimen tree in full early summer bloom
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Specimen tree in full early summer bloom

Close-up image of flower spike

Striking red flowers

Flowers on a large mature specimen

The bright red flowers are quite striking

Flowers and foliage

Close-up image of flowers

This tree is a big hit when it blooms

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Scientific Name: Erythrina crista-galli
Common Name: Coral Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This small, semi-tropical tree is ideal of urban settings. The red flowers produce copious amounts of nectar which attract hummingbirds.