SelecTree: Tree Detail
BRAZILIAN CORAL TREE
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
Showy flowers, thorny. Seeds are poisonous.
Native to Brazil and Peru.
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 Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Aphids.
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 falcata Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-falcata >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
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