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"A deciduous shrub or tree with a unique habit all its own, the Cockspur Coral Tree can become a many-stemmed, rough-barked tree up to 25 feet tall with weeping branches and flower stalks. Its woody trunk and branches are very slow to develop. In colder areas, it will die to the ground and grow back each spring with fleshy new growth forming a mounding, drooping shrub. The flowers, first appearing in spring at the ends of the branches, are long velvety stalks of bird-like flowers, salmon pink to wine red in color. It can bloom up to three times during the growing season. Cut back dead flower stalks and stems to encourage more upright growth habit."