Erythrina (Coral Shrub)

Coral Trees, from S America, Africa to Indian subcontinent and Australia. Attractive usually trifoliate leaves and spectacular hummingbird flowers in orange, scarlet to purplish-red. All might be grown as (large) container plants. Plants will go dormant in autumn and loose their foliage and might be moved into a dark and cool place for winter. In summer all require a sunny and hot spot, plenty of water, and fertilizer. All will flower on present years branches, and thus might be cut back strongly in winter. Few will flower before leaves emerge on last years' branches. For any rich soil.
Prior to sowing scarify seed (e.g. carefully scratch the seed coat with fine sandpaper) and soak them in luke warm water for some 48h. If they do not swell (they will at least triple in size !), repeat. Sow at min 20°C in a sunny place. Do not keep soil too wet until first leaves appear.
All are USDA Climate Zone 11 unless otherwise specified.
7 seeds per package.
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Erythrina arborescens

Erythrina arborescens

4 (15)m, as the name suggests, this species grows in nature as a tall deciduous tree. However it can be grown as a container plant as well, cut back in late autumn after leaves are shed. It is native from northern India through southern China and makes showy, upright growing, bright scarlet flowerheads above trifoliate leaves. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot in summer. In winter keep almost completely dry at some 7°C.

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seed package 4032 € 5,99*
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Erythrina caffra

Erythrina caffra

4 (12)m, short prickles on bark, trifoliate leaves, spectacular scarlet flowers before leaves. Bright red seeds. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunn spot throughout the year and a winter minimum of some 12°C.

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seed package 2352 € 7,99
Erythrina corallodendron

Erythrina corallodendron

3 (8)m, from South America growing in the highlands of the Andes. Makes an inflorescence with numerous bright red-orange flowers. Capsules contain typical brilliant orange seeds. Excellent plant for container cultivation. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunn spot throughout the year and a winter minimum of some 7°C. USDA Climate Zone 10.

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seed package 2353 € 7,99
Erythrina crista-gallii

Erythrina crista-gallii

150 (8)m, easiest of all Erythrina species. Native of Brazil. Will freely flower as a container plant with deep red, large flowers on present years' branches. USDA Climate Zone 10. VI-VIII.

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seed package 2354 € 3,99
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Erythrina falcata (Brazilian Coral Tree)

Erythrina falcata (Brazilian Coral Tree)

200 (500)cm, Brazilian Coral Tree is a woody evergreen to deciduous shrub from the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It resembles Erythrina crista-gallii with broad leaflets and terminal nodding clusters of ornamental bright scarlet flowers. In comparison to Erythrina crista-gallii its branches are unarmed with thorns and smooth. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VII-IX.

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seed package8911 € 9,99
Erythrina flabelliformis (Southwestern Coral Bean)

Erythrina flabelliformis (Southwestern Coral Bean)

170 (210)cm, Southwestern Coral Bean is a small woody deciduous shrub with terminal racemes of most ornamental, long, bright red flowers. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. Winter hardy only in the mildest regions in Central Europe (e.g. the Mediterranean, Atlantic costs and Rhine valley) with some winter protection. In colder areas grow this beautiful plant in containers, in winter keep drier at a minimum of some 5°C. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA at some 1500m. VII-IX.

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seed package 5315 € 12,99
Erythrina indica (syn. Erythrina stricta)

Erythrina indica (syn. Erythrina stricta)

3 (10)m, rather smooth gray bark and very decorative, dense, trumpet shaped, deep red flower heads. Native from India to western China (Yunnan province). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Reduce watering in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VII-IX.

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seed package 2356 € 4,99
Erythrina latissima (Broad leaved Coral Tree)

Erythrina latissima (Broad leaved Coral Tree)

3 (10)m, Broad leaved Coral Tree is a South African species with several rather flat, bright orange red flower heads before the broad and slightly pubecent leaves emerge. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot in summer. In winter keep almost completely dry at a minimum of some 7°C.

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seed package 4031 € 5,99
Erythrina livingstoniana

Erythrina livingstoniana

6 (20)m, a tall tree native of Zimbabwe and Mozambique with very showy scarlet flower spikes. USDA Climate Zone 10.

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seed package 2363 € 9,99
Erythrina lysistemon

Erythrina lysistemon

3 (8)m, prickly leaves and clear, beautiful orange-scarlet flowers before appearance of leaves. Very robust and resistant, good container plant.

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seed package 2364 € 5,99
Erythrina poeppigiana

Erythrina poeppigiana

3 (12)m, large trifoliate deep green leaves and spectacular globular inflorescence. Scarlet lower petals and orange outer petals. USDA Climate Zone 10.

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seed package 2365 € 4,99*
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Erythrina sandwicensis (Wiliwili Coral Tree)

Erythrina sandwicensis (Wiliwili Coral Tree)

400 (700)cm, Wiliwili Coral Tree is a medium tall, deciduous to semi-evergreen tree from Hawaii, where it has become rare. It bears most ornamental terminal clusters of bright orange flowers and broad trifoliate leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. Seeds are extremely scarce and some other wholesale company sells packages of 10 seeds each at € 56.80 ! Concerning our packages containing 7 seeds each, you save more than € 14.00 on a package from us! VII-IX.

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seed package9042 € 24,90
Erythrina smithiana (Smith's Coral Shrub)

Erythrina smithiana (Smith's Coral Shrub)

200 (500)cm, Smith's Coral Shrub is a small woody deciduous shrub from Colombia and Ecuador with terminal, upright hold racemes of most ornamental, long, intense scarlet flowers. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10C. VII-IX.

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seed package8535 € 8,99
Erythrina stricta

Erythrina stricta

3 (10)m, a species native of East Asia with large, bright orange red red flower heads before the broad leaves emerge. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot in summer. In winter keep almost completely dry at a minimum of some 7°C.

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seed package 4030 € 7,99
Erythrina variegata

Erythrina variegata

3 (10)m, trifoliate, fresh green leaves and a broad flower head with lose, rich orange-red, trumpet shaped flowers. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year and reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.

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seed package 2390 € 4,99
Erythrina vespertilio

Erythrina vespertilio

4 (20)m, large tree, which is quite rare. Makes lax foliage and loosely arranged bright red to deep-orange flowers.

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seed package 2391 € 4,99
Erythrina zeyheri (Southafrican Dwarf Coral Tree)

Erythrina zeyheri (Southafrican Dwarf Coral Tree)

100cm, Southafrican Dwarf Coral Tree is a showy, deciduous, perennial low woody shrub from South Africa and is an excellent container plant. It bears several bright scarlet flowers spikes above trifoliate leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot. In winter keep frostfree at a minimum of some 12°C with reduced watering, when plants are dormant. VII-VIII.

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seed package9081 € 12,90