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Erythrina × bidwillii 50-80cm

Erythrina × bidwillii 50-80cm

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Plant Description

Erythrina × bidwillii, commonly known as Bidwill's Coral Tree or Dwarf Coral Tree, is a striking and colorful flowering tree known for its vibrant red or orange blossoms. This small to medium-sized tree is a hybrid species resulting from the crossbreeding of Erythrina herbacea and Erythrina crista-galli. Bidwill's Coral Tree features compound leaves with three leaflets and produces showy, tubular flowers arranged in clusters. Its eye-catching blooms make it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes, where it adds a splash of tropical charm and attracts pollinators like hummingbirds.


  1. Climate: Bidwill's Coral Tree thrives in subtropical to tropical climates with warm temperatures. It is sensitive to frost and best suited for regions with mild winters.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Erythrina × bidwillii in a location that receives full sun to light partial shade. It requires plenty of sunlight to bloom abundantly.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (around 6.0-7.0). Good drainage is crucial to prevent root rot.

  4. Planting: Plant Bidwill's Coral Tree in the spring or early summer. Dig a hole that accommodates the root ball and position the tree at the same level it was growing in the nursery container. Space multiple trees at least 10-15 feet apart to allow for their mature size.

  5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the tree's establishment period. Once established, the tree becomes somewhat drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering during dry spells.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or compost, around the base of the tree to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

  7. Fertilization: Bidwill's Coral Tree can benefit from a balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring. However, avoid over-fertilization, which can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowering.

  8. Pruning: Prune your Erythrina × bidwillii as needed to maintain its shape and remove dead or overcrowded branches. Pruning is best done after flowering to avoid interfering with blooming.

  9. Pest and Disease Control: This tree is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, you should monitor for potential issues and address them as needed.

  10. Propagation: Propagate Bidwill's Coral Tree from seeds or hardwood cuttings. Seeds should be scarified or soaked in warm water before planting to enhance germination.

Erythrina × bidwillii, Bidwill's Coral Tree, is a captivating addition to gardens and landscapes, offering a burst of tropical color and a haven for pollinators. By providing the right growing conditions and care, you can enjoy the beauty of this vibrant flowering tree in your outdoor space.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Fabaceae

Botanical genus: Erythrina

Botanical species: Erythrina × bidwillii


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Plant Height: 50-80cm

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