Erythrina crista-galli
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Erythrina crista-galli

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Common name:  Cockspur Coral Tree                                             

Special notes:  A stunning deciduous tree from Brazil, the red flowers look like birds.  The hardiest coral tree.

Family:  Fabaceae
Native to:  Brazil
Form:  Small to medium deciduous tree
Size:  15 to 20 ft tall
Blooms:  Heaviest bloom in spring, but periodically through the summer into fall.
Attracts:  Bees
Flowers:  Red, bird-shaped
Light:  Full sun
Water:  Moderate
Hardiness:  Tolerates frost
Soil:  Well-drained soil