SelecTree: Tree Detail

SYKE'S CORAL TREE
Erythrina × sykesii

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Photo Locations: Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI and Cal Poly Leaning Pine Arboretum - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Showy flowers, thorny. Seeds are poisonous.

Has thorns.

Native to Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Trifoliate, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Fruitless.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 19 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Irritant and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina × sykesii Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-×-sykesii >

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