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Sykes Coral Tree
Scientific Name: Erythrina sykesii Barneby & Krukoff
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 19-24
USDA: 9-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Possibly an hybrid of Erythrina coralloides x Erythrina lysistemon?, first noticed in Australia

Growth Habits: Medium-sized deciduous tree, up to 30 feet tall (9 m) tall and wide; grayish-green bark; rose-like prickles scattered abundantly on trunk and branches; leaves with 3 leaflets

Watering Needs: Occasional deep watering, needs good drainage, little or no water in winter

Propagation: Easy from cuttings

The species is named after William Sykes, a New Zealand botanist.

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers, 2 inches long (5 cm), in dense clusters, about 3.5 inches long (9 cm), in early spring, generally before or as the new leaves start unfolding.

Fruiting Habits:
This hybrid is sterile and doesn't form pods.

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