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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Erythrina humeana

Erythrina humeana | Dwarf coral tree | Exquisite red flowers

Erythrina humeana | Dwarf coral tree | Ideal for planting in a very small garden | Leeuwfontein Estates, Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a very small garden. Plant Dwarf coral tree for its beautiful, large, red flowers, which will attract nectar feeding birds.

Erythrina humeana

Dwarf coral tree


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It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, compost rich

Small: 2m high; 2m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Nectar feeders


  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers

  • Value to game?

no value

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