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PlantFiles: Coast Coral Tree
Erythrina caffra

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

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Category:
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Orange

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive eliasastro 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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