Coast Coral Tree
Erythrina caffra

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erythrina (er-ith-RY-nuh) (Info)
Species: caffra (KAF-fra) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 14, 2012, eliasastro from Athens
Greece (Zone 10a) wrote:

There has been great confusion about this species and Erythrina fusca, but they are actually not the same tree, but two distinct species.