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Erythrina

Erythrina spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Erythrina Overview

Also termed coral tree or flame tree, this genus has around 129 deciduous or semi-evergreen perennials, shrubs and trees favoured for their pretty, pea-like, red flowers. These typically have 5 petals and are borne on bare, usually thorny stems. Originating from thickets and woodland in tropical climates, they make nice specimen plants for gardens in similar climates, requiring glass protection in more temperate conditions.

Common problems with Erythrina

How to propagate Erythrina

Seed

You can propagate by seed in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Erythrina

Grown for their flowers from spring to autumn. Suitable for coastal conditions.