SelecTree: Tree Detail
NAKED CORAL TREE
Photo Locations: City College - San Diego, CA, UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, UC San Diego, CA and Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA
Showy red flowers, thorny, interesting branching habit. Seeds are poisonous.
Native to Mexico.
Additional Common Names
NAKED CORAL TREE, FLAME CORAL TREE
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 feet.
Width: 30 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 or Fall.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low 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.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Aphids, Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina coralloides Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-coralloides >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI