Broad-leafed Coral Tree
Erythrina latissima

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

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

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 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:

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Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Pasadena, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 30, 2004, desertboot from Bangalore
India (Zone 10a) wrote:

Could E.latissima be a very, very close relative of E. monosperma, a.k.a Butea monosperma / Flame of the Forest? The leaves (arranged in triads in E.Monosperma; hard to tell from these pics) are remarkably similar, as is the general description of the bark. Of course, i could be completely wrong...

Positive

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

curious shortish S African tree with beautiful deep red flowers in winter/early spring (when no foliage). Corky bark. Leaves wide, roundish and very stiff and perfectly flat, and having a fuzzy underside.