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Erythrina variegata

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to India to Southern Polynesia.

Family: Fabaceae


Erythrina variegata var. orientalis

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 65 feet.

Width: 40 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Trifoliate, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Reddish Brown Pod, fruiting in Summer.

Bark Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Shade Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Erythrina variegata Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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