SelecTree: Tree Detail

BRAZILIAN CORAL TREE
Erythrina falcata

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Photo Locations: Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA and Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Showy flowers, thorny. Seeds are poisonous.

Has thorns.

Native to Brazil and Peru.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen to Partly Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 40 feet.

Width: 20 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Trifoliate, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen to Partly Deciduous.

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

Brown Pod, fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 19 - 24; H1, H2.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

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.

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina falcata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 20, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-falcata >

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