Also known as
Cock's Comb, Christ's Tears, Cockspur Coral Tree, Common Coral Tree, Cry-Baby Plant, Cry-Baby Tree
10 years to reach maturity
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Coral Tree Overview
Erythrina crista-galli is an open bushy oval plant from South America. Commonly known by the names Coral Tree and Common Coral Tree, amongst many others. 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.
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How to propagate Coral Tree
Propagation is from seed in spring or cuttings in summer.
Other uses of Coral Tree
Specimen, greenhouse. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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