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ERYTHRINA CRISTA-GALLI

ERYTHRINA CRISTA-GALLI

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Erythrina crista-galli, E. laurifolia
Cockspur Coral Tree

A deciduous shrub or small tree with an open branching habit, adaptable to training. Trunk becomes gnarled with age. Abundant, arching spikes of rooster-comb-like flowers bloom from spring to summer. Flowers are usually crimson red, but sometimes pink. Attracts hummingbirds. Lush leaves are leathery, bright green, and decorated with sharp thorns. Native to South America.

USDA zones: 9 - 11
Sunset zones: 7 - 9, 12 - 17, 19 - 24; H1, H2
Mature size: 15 - 20 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun, light shade
Water needs: low to moderate water

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Reviewed by Kathleen Carson-Asher
Reviewed on 08/11/2021

 

Beautiful rich color. Deer resistant mature leaves. Recovers from light deer browse. Easy to keep 3'

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