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Products > Erythrina speciosa 'Pink'
 
Erythrina speciosa 'Pink' - Pink Coral Tree
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Fabaceae = Pea Family
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 12-16 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Erythrina speciosa 'Pink' (Pink Coral Tree) - This is a deciduous small tree or multi-stemmed shrub to about 16 feet tall with large broad leaves that are hairy when young and narrow pale pink flowers that can appear just about anytime from late winter through fall - flowers in winter and spring often blooming on naked stems much like the Naked Coral Tree, Erythrina coralloides. Plant in full sun with regular to occasional irrigation. Has proven hardy to at least 28 F at our nursery. This species comes from souteastern Brazil where it is found growing in swampy areas or along watercourses. The species is typically red flowering but this pink flowering form was growing at the San Diego Zoo and we were given cuttings of it in the late 1980s.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Erythrina speciosa 'Pink'.
 
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