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Coral Trees

Erythrina spp.

Also known as

Flame Trees

Erythrina fusca by Tauʻolunga (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Coral Trees Overview

These plants are also known as Coral Tree or Flame Tree. The genus Erythrina has around 122 deciduous or semi-evergreen perennials, shrubs and trees favoured for their pretty, pea-like, red flowers. These typically have 5 petals and are borne on bare, usually thorny stems. Originating from thickets and woodland in tropical climates, they make nice specimen plants for gardens in similar climates, requiring glass protection in more temperate conditions.

Common problems with Coral Trees

How to propagate Coral Trees


You can propagate by seed in the spring.


Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Coral Trees

Grown for their flowers from spring to autumn. Suitable for coastal conditions.


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