SelecTree: Tree Detail
NATAL CORAL TREE
Photo Locations: Alice Keck Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA
Showy orange-red flowers, long blooming. Seeds are poisonous.
Native to Southern Africa.
Additional Common Names
NATAL CORAL TREE, DWARF CORAL TREE
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 30 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Trifoliate, Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Orange or Red. Flowers in Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Spiny.
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 20 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
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 Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina humeana Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-humeana >