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Coral Tree

Erythrina crista-galli

Also known as

Cock's Comb, Christ's Tears, Cockspur Coral Tree, Common Coral Tree, Cry-Baby Plant, Cry-Baby Tree, Cockscomb, Cry-baby tree

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Coral Tree Overview

A open bushy oval plant from South America. In subtropical climates it can grow up to 9m tall. Bears terminal racemes of deep red flowers in spring and summer. Is treated almost as a herbaceous plant in temperate climates.

Common problems with Coral Tree

How to propagate Coral Tree

Cuttings

Propagation is from seed in spring or cuttings in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Coral Tree

Specimen, greenhouse. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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