Cockspur Coral Tree or Cry-Baby-Tree (er-ith-RY-nuh: KRIS-tuh GAL-ee) Papilionaceae:
Cycles red flowers and seed pods threw the year. Attractive claw shaped red flowers. A small spiny tree that grows 20 to 30 feet tall. In colder areas the plant grows like a shrub and during cold winters the top growth is killed and new growth forms from the trunk. Hummingbirds and other nectar feeding birds love this plan. Large bean like seeds that are easy to sow. Erythrina crista-galli grows best in moist, sandy, well-drained soils in full sun.
Zones (7) 9-11
Native to Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil and Paraguay.