Erythrina herbacea/Coralbean

Erythrina herbacea / Erythrina herbacea
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Close-up image of flowers

Compound leaves and emerging flower stalks in early summer

Spikes of red flowers


An open pod showing the hard bony seeds in winter

Young spring growth with emerging floral stalks

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Scientific Name: Erythrina herbacea
Common Name: Coralbean
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The bright red flowers attract hummingbirds. The brown to black seed pods split open to reveal scarlet red seeds. This plant will withstand drought and can grow in soils containing a medium amount of salts.