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NATAL CORAL TREE
Erythrina humeana

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Photo Locations: Alice Keck Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Showy orange-red flowers, long blooming. Seeds are poisonous.

Has thorns.

Native to Southern Africa.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

NATAL CORAL TREE, DWARF CORAL TREE

Tree Characteristics

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.

Moist Soil.

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

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina humeana Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-humeana >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.