Erythrina falcata (Evergreen Coral Tree) – This is a mostly evergreen tree that grows erect to feet tall and broadens with age to be equal or even slightly. Erythrina falcata. Erythrina falcata. Photo Locations: Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden – Santa Barbara, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens – San Marino, CA, UC. Erythrina falcata. from Evergreen Coral Tree. A large,highly desirable species from Peru with red-orange sickle like flowers produced in cascading.

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This is a deciduous or semi-deciduous tree with a very corpulent ovoid or rounded crown, reaching a height of between 10 and 30 m and a crown width of 6 to 12 m. It has fissured brownish- or reddish-grey bark and features branches with few thorns or none at all.


Its trifoliate compound leaves, which measure 20 to 30 cm, and its leaflets, which are 10 to 15 cm long, are a medium green erytnrina above and below and usually have no spines or, at most, a soft prickle.

It blossoms spectacularly in the spring, with bright red or orange-red flowers of between 3 and 6 cm that are arranged in pendulous racemes of 10 to 30 cm.

Its fruits are woody dark brown legumes that are between 10 and 25 cm in length and mature in the autumn. Until recently this tree was not distinguished from Erythrina corallodendrum, a different species from the Caribbean area.

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Erythrina falcata – Eritrina of jujuy No. Brazilian coral tree Description: Some places to see it: Mestre Balcells Gardens Scientific name: Erythrina falcata PH tolerated: Brazilian coral tree Wind resistance: Long – to years Flower color: Dark brown Low temperatures tolerance: Autumn Ground’s falcats texture: Sandy, loam, clay Bark color: Brownish gray Ground kind: All types of soil Trunk shape: Straight with crotch Shade: Yes Road surface affectation: