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Broad-leaved Coral Tree
Scientific Name: Erythrina latissima E.Meyer
Synonym: Erythrina gibbsae
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 19-24
USDA: 10-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southern Africa

Growth Habits: Semi evergreen tree, 16 to 26 feet tall (5-8 m); corky orange bark, deeply fissured; leaves with 3 leaflets, wider than long, pubescent when juvenile, with prominent veins when mature

Watering Needs: Occasional deep watering, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, large cuttings

The species epithet 'latissima' comes from the Latin for 'very wide', referring to the shape of the leaves.

Blooming Habits:
Attractive red flowers in racemes, in late winter, early spring, before the leaves.

Fruiting Habits:
Twisted woody pubescent pod constricted between the seeds. The orange-red seeds have a black line next to the hilum.

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