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Erythrina crista galli - Cockspur Coral Tree

Erythrina crista galli is one of the hardiest of the coral trees. It has survived temperatures down into the low 20°s F and come back from even colder temperatures from the roots. Erythrina crista galli is sometimes grown as a very robust bush sprouting every year. It blooms with long trailing sprays of red flowers in the spring. Erythrina crista galli gets up to 20 feet tall and wide when the conditions are suitable. The Cockspur Coral Tree does have plenty of substantial thorns that do the common name justice.

Erythrina crista galli, Cockspur Coral Tree

Blue flowers of Erythrina crista galli - Cockspur Coral Tree. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Erythrina Genus featured on this site:
Erythrina acanthocarpa
Erythrina bidwillii
Erythrina caffra
Erythrina coralloides
Erythrina falcata
Erythrina humeana raja