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Pipal

Erythrina chiapasana

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

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Spring Valley, California

Lake Jackson, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 27, 2016, LJGardens2 from Lake Jackson, TX wrote:

I do not personally have this plant, but there is a resident in town here in Lake Jackson on our main drive through town who asked me to come by and identify it for him. Apparently a previous homeowner at this location had been a local garden club member and had planted this plant perhaps over 25 years ago. He indicated the small shrub has been butchered and cut numerous times over the years, yet stubbornly comes back each time and blooms each spring. I took a leaf sample, and a few photos, and sure enough, we have a quite unique plant and most likely the only one locally!

Positive

On Apr 15, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Small Mexican species with spiny trunk and branches. Leafless in winter and flowers come out late winter, early spring... then leaves come as flowers leave. Bright red rosette-shaped flowers: a circle with red spokes coming out of it.

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