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Erythrina coralloides - Naked Coral Tree

The Erythrina coralloides flowers come on when the tree has few if any leaves. The wood of this tree is weak and it can require some regular pruning to keep it from breaking itself down, though the Naked Coral Tree is not as bad about this as Erythrina caffra. Erythrina coraloides can grow to 20 feet tall and wide. The flowers have a hint of a purple hue. Just a bit more than the other coral trees that I have seen. This hardy tropical tree is probably the most cold tolerant of the coral trees, if not, Erythrina crista galli is.

Erythrina coralloides, Naked Coral Tree

Orange red flowers of Erythrina coralloides - Naked Coral Tree. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.