Erythrina coralloides (flame coral tree, naked coral tree) is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to eastern Mexico. It ranges from Tamaulipas south to Oaxaca, and some taxonomists believe it is also native to southern Arizona in the United States
Native to Mexico.
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Spreading Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 feet.
Width: 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Trifoliate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Legume, fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
The Erythrina coralloides has fiery red blossoms in the spring time that look like candy handing from the branches. In the summer the leaves are large, up to 10 inches and provide a nice canopy of shade. Then the Erythrina coralloides tree leaves turn yellow in the fall and after leaf drop the branches reveal a bizarre branch structure. Hailing from the rocky cliffs and canyons of Mexico the Naked Coral-Tree is sought after as one of California’s favorites. Truly a remarkable tree and requested by many landscape architects.