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Erythrina herbacea

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Coralbean

This striking plant is a woody shrub in frost-free climates but otherwise a perennial from a massive root.  It has very showy tubular red flowers in spikes followed by decorative (but poisonous) red seeds which remain on plant in open pods. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand over the stubs. Mulch over with pine straw. As weather warms, remove this covering to allow new shoots to emerge. Given rich soil and ample water, these plants will thrive during hot summers. Native to southeastern U.S.

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USDA Hardiness Zone 7?-10

Characteristics & Attributes

Growth Rate in the Garden
Moderate
Sun Requirements
Full Sun