Erythrina crista galli - Cockspur Coral Tree
Erythrina crista-galli is one of the hardiest of the coral trees. It has survived temperatures down into the low 20°s F and come back from even colder temperatures from the roots. Erythrina crista-galli is sometimes grown as a very robust bush sprouting every year. It blooms strongly long sprays of red flowers in the spring. Erythrina crista-galli gets up to 20 feet tall and wide when the conditions are kind. The Cockspur Coral Tree does have plenty of substantial thorns that do the common name justice.