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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Coral tree

Attractive trees used in tropical and subtropical regions as park and street trees and trees for shade.

Genus of about 120 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen, usually spiny, trees, subshrubs and woody-based perennials found in woodland and thickets, and on open slopes, in tropical regions worldwide.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - and evergreen trees,shrubs and perennials.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - use loam based compost if growing in conservatory or greenhouse - full light - plenty of air circulation.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their pea-like 5-petalled flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass red spider mite, mealybugs.
  • Place of origin - tropical regions worldwide
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Erythrina - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of ERYTHRINA

ERYTHRINA crista-galli   AWARD

ERYTHRINA crista-galli  >

Commonly known as: Cock's comb, Cockspur coral tree.
Beautiful rare semi-woody plant with racemes of waxen scarlet 'sweet pea' flowers
£17.50 each

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