SelecTree: Tree Detail
AMERICAN CORAL TREE
Utility friendly tree.
Showy flowers, thorny. Seeds are poisonous.
Native to Mexico.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 25 feet.
Width: 12 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Trifoliate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, fruiting in Summer.
Bark Reddish Brown, Rough or Smooth.
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 12 - 13 and 19 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral 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 Moderate.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina americana Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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