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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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 21, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

According to Wikipedia, Erythrina caffra has extraordinary variation in its flower colour, with orange, yellow, salmon, green and white all being found within natural populations. This striking color polymorphism is also found in E. sandwicensis and Erythrina lysistemon. [HYPERLINK@en.wikipedia.org]

Positive

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.

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