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botanical name:
Erythrina crista-galli
Erythrina crista-galli © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Coral tree, Cock's Comb
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 9.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Deciduous tree or large shrub with spiny branches and leathery, 3-palmate leaves. Dramatic spikes of waxy, deep coral-red flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Needs full sun and well drained soil, in a warm location. Although making a substantial tree in warm climates, in cold area it may be cut back to the ground by hard winters but will survive if protected by a layer of mulch, regrowing to make a shrub of up to 2m high.

usage:
Exotic looking when in flower.

other notes:
From Bolivia and Argentina.

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