leafless, full flowered tree in Pasadena, California March
Late March flowers
Starting to leaf out on one side of the tree and still flowering on the other- March/April transition
another view of April flowers, Huntington Gardens, southern California
Flowers on the upper branches before the leaves appear
Late flowers in mid April. Rabat, Morocco. Usually the flowers are produced before the leaves come out.
early spring flower, southern California
rare pale peach-colored flowering form in spring, southern California
flowers on peach variety in South Coast botanical gardens, Los Angeles, in mid spring
another shot of peach flowers in spring, southern California
peach-colored variety: tree in mid spring with leaves coming in and still full of flowers
Close-up view of Flowers. I'm in this for scale.
Here is the tree in 2013 planted as a two foot stick in 2006. It has been this big for years.
Here is a seed pod. They grow out of the dead flower sort of like a poppy seed pod.
Open seed pod
Best luck sprouting by tiny nick with fingernail clipper and soak overnight. They all swelled and 5 days later sprouted during warm weather.
Now 2 feet tall. Last spring I found it as a seedling underneath the mother tree. Dug it up and planted it in the sun.
A pollarded Coral Tree at a nearby garden in Fallbrook, CA
My Coral Tree mid March, in flower.
Same tree mid April still in flower but leafing out.
A seedling I found this year, 2013
6- 8 ' cuttings. 2-4" in circumference. Will they root? They did not root. I later realized my mistake. The branches need to be 2-4 " in DIAMETER, not circumfrence. :(
Here is the same tree 2 months later (July 21, 2013) now 40" tall. It grew 1 1/2 feet in two months.