SelecTree: Tree Detail
INDIAN CORAL TREE
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to India to Southern Polynesia.
Erythrina variegata var. orientalis
Additional Common Names
INDIAN CORAL TREE, TIGER'S CLAW
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.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/erythrina-variegata >