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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. 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.

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Erythrina coralloides, Naked Coral Tree