Naked Coral Tree
Erythrina americana

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erythrina (er-ith-RY-nuh) (Info)
Species: americana (a-mer-ih-KAY-na) (Info)

Category:

Trees

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This tree is a Mexican native, and has red rosette like flowers that look a lot like many other Erythrina species. It is not a terribly robust tree or one of the more ornamental species. Has been used historically for dying clothing (the bark makes a yellow dye) and more recently the toxic alkaloids in the seeds have been shown to possibly have some medicinal values.