Many species; known and used chiefly in frost-free parts of Arizona, Florida, Southern California, and Hawaii. Valued for brilliant flowers in colors ranging from greenish white through yellow to light or vivid shades of orange and red. The flat, beanlike pods following bloom contain poisonous seeds. Leaves are divided into three leaflets. These are typically thorny plants with strong structural value, both in and out of leaf. To eliminate too rapid, succulent growth and limb breakage in larger species, give little or no irrigation during dry weather and prune after flowering.Erythrina falcata
Native to Brazil and Peru. This nearly evergreen tree grows to 30–40 ft. high. Must be in the ground several years before it flowers (may take 10 to 12 years). Dark red (occasionally orange-red), sickle-shaped flowers in hanging, spike-like clusters at branch ends in winter, early spring. Some leaves drop at bloom time.
Woody vine native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Twines to 20–40 ft. but can e...
Native to Brazil and Peru. This nearly evergreen tree grows to 30–40 ft. high. Must be in the gr...
Grows 3–6 ft. tall, with 1-in., yellow throated flowers in lavender, violet, blue, and red. A mi...