Erythrina Mexicana



Plant of the Month

Erythrina Mexicana
Photos: Rachel Cobb



Erythrina Mexicana

Common Name: Mexican Coral Tree

Distribution: Mexico and Guatemala

Growth Habit: Medium spreading tree, up to 20-30’ tall and wide

Cultural Requirements: Well-drained, neutral to alkaline soils in a warm, sunny site. They are relatively drought and heat tolerant once established. Sunset zones 13, 21-24, USDA hardiness zones 9-11.

Uses/Features: Spectacular flowering trees with bright red-orange tubular blooms. They are semi-deciduous and can be used as shade trees or screens. The seeds are found to be poisonous.

Bloom Time: Winter to spring

Where at SDBG: Across the street from the lawn house in the Central American Garden.

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