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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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Erythrina speciosa 'Pink'.
 
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