Erythrina crista gallii 5 seeds
Erythrina crista-galli is the full name of the coral shrub. The shrub belongs to the leguminous (Leguminosae). In the wild, the plant grows in the warm regions of Brazil. There,
it is a small tree (5 m); Here it is a deciduous shrub that grows to 11/2-2 m in height at most.
In July – August is the peak of flowering. The flowers are waxy and bright coral red. The flower shape is typical: egg-shaped petals, which stand on a stem fused with the petal. The peduncle sprouts on a berry-shaped body. In button form, there is not much special to see. The bud is elongated and changes colour from light green to coral red quite quickly. The flower itself is about 5 cm in size and part of the standing inflorescence, which grows up to 30 cm high. The leaves are light green and pointedly ovate.
The coral bush is rare and extraordinary.
For this plant you have to make a lot of effort to get hold of it. Once you have seen it bloom, you know that it is one of the most beautiful flowering shrubs. It is a good container plant or it should be planted against a very warm wall. Protection of the root foot from frost is really necessary.
zone 9: -6.6 to -1.2 degrees