Erythrina is a medium-sized, showy, deciduous tree normally growing to around 10m. Young stems and branches are thickly armed with stout conical spines up to 8 mm long, which fall off after 2-4 years. Rarely, a few spines persist and are retained with the corky bark. Bark is smooth and green when young, exfoliating in papery flakes, becoming thick, corky and deeply fissured with age. Flowers in bright pink to scarlet erect terminal racemes, 15-20 cm long stamens will protrude slightly from the flower. the rich, red blooms make their striking appearance among the leafless branches from winter through to spring . The short lived flowers are quickly followed by the new leaves in early summer. A coral tree in full bloom is like an aviary, attracting numerous bird species as well as bees that swarm round to eat nectar, pollinating the trees.Erythrina is a medium-sized showy deciduous tree normally growing to around 10m. Young stems and branches are thickly armed with stout conical spines up to 8 mm long which fall off after 2-4 years. Rarely a few spines persist and are retained with the corky bark. Bark is smooth...
|Common Name||Coral Tree|
|Plant Type||Deciduous / Outdoor / Tree|
|Flower Type||Labiate - Corolla Forming A Lip|
|Foliage Type||Deltoid - Triangular|
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