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PlantFiles: Brazilian Coral Tree, Corticeira-da-Serra
Erythrina falcata

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erythrina (er-ith-RY-nuh) (Info)
Species: falcata (fal-KAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral palmbob On Apr 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a marginal tree for many areas of So Cal, but it survives in zone 9b OK. Haven't seen its flowers yet... just discovered it in the Huntington Gardens in April and flowers already gone. Large tree there, though, near maximum height. This tree seems to be 'mostly' deciduous, but retains some leaves all the time.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arcadia, California
Canoga Park, California
Los Angeles, California
Spring Valley, California
Mulberry, Florida



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