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Erythrina humeana
Erythrina humeana

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Zones 12, 13, 20-27, H1, H2
Full Sun
Regular Water
Seeds are poisonous if ingested.

Erythrina humeana

Natal Coral Tree
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Deciduous, Trees, Semi-evergreen


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 humeana

Native to South Africa. May grow to 30 ft. tall, but begins blooming when only 3 ft. high. Flowers continually from late summer to late autumn, carrying bright orange-red blossoms in long-stalked clusters at branch ends well above the leaves (unlike many other types). Normally deciduous, but sometimes almost evergreen.

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