SelecTree: Tree Detail
SYKE'S CORAL TREE
Erythrina × sykesii
Photo Locations: Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI and Cal Poly Leaning Pine Arboretum - San Luis Obispo, CA
Showy flowers, thorny. Seeds are poisonous.
Native to Australia.
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Spreading 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, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina × sykesii Tree Record." 1995-2021. Mar 5, 2021.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-×-sykesii >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
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