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Coast Coral Tree, Kaffirboom Coral Tree
Scientific Name: Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 21-24
USDA: 10-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern Africa, Kenya to South Africa

Growth Habits: Small deciduous tree, 30 to 40 feet tall (9-12 m); grey bark with blackish short thick spines; leaves, 3.2 to 5 inches long (8-12 cm) with 3 leaflets

Watering Needs: Occasional deep watering, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Scarlet orange flowers in racemes, appearing before the leaves, in winter. The stamens stick out of the flower. They are followed by cylindrical pods, 2.4 inches long (6 cm), constricted between the seeds.

Fruiting Habits:

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