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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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    3-pinnate, leathery leaves, including the prickly stalks, are 30cm (12in) or more long with 3 triangular leaflets to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Red
    Scarlet
  • Height
    1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    In this country. Branches bear stout spines.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

ERYTHRINA crista-galli

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass red spider mite, mealybugs.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Bolivia to Argentina.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal racemes 30-60cm (12-24in) long of flowers 5-6cm (2-2½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Deltoid
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Erythrina - Growing Guide
1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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