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Erythrina crista-galli (Coral Tree)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Tender Exotic
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Erythrina crista-galli:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Erythrina crista-galli

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Erythrina crista-galli:

  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun
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Common Missspellings: Erithrina, Erythrena, Erithrena

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