Plant Details: Coral Bean
7 - 11
This is a cool species! Rich dark green foliage looks similar to poinsettias on this shrub like plant that supports a 2-8' spikes of tubular blood red flowers and the bright reddish orange seeds develop in fruit structures that look like black bean pod which are held horizontally on the spike as they open. When they are mature the pods open to expose the dark coral red colored beans which hold for an eternity. This arrangement of contrasting colors is striking. A very drought tolerant once established. Mature size in zone 7'High x 5'Wide. All other Erythrinas are tropical but, by chance we are graced with this temperate species that looks very much tropical in our northern temperate zone. Native to the southeastern sandhill coastal community.
Plant Growing Conditions
These are cleaned, fresh seed that we collect every Fall. 20 seeds are $8.00 plus $4.00 to mail in a padded envelope. Minimum credit card charge is $15.00, check or money orders are also acceptable.
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