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

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ERYTHRINA crista-galli

ERYTHRINA crista-galli

Cock's comb, Cockspur coral tree

beautiful rare semi-woody plant with racemes of waxen scarlet 'sweet pea' flowers

£18.50 each 
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