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Erythrina humeana

Common names: Dwarf Coral Tree (E); umSinsana (Z); Kleinkoraalboom (A); mokhupye (NS);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Erythrina humeana

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

1m x 2m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Erythrina humeana

DESCRIPTION

A deciduous shrub (occasionally a small tree) with an open crown. The bark on young branches is grey-green with scattered hooked thorns but turns grey and smooth. The leaves are tri-foliate, shiny green with the midrib and main veins beset with strong prickles. The flowers are bright red. The fruit is a splitting pod that reveals red seeds.

LANDSCAPING USES
An excellent plant for a container on a patio. It may also be planted as a focal point in a small garden.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country, Rockery, Woodland
FOLIAGE
CAUTION
The leaves, bark and seeds are poisonous. The seeds are particularly toxic for children and can cause shortness of breath, cyanosis, weakness and light-headedness.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Dave

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    The Kirstenbosch Nursery should be able to help you with plants and will be able to give you details of the seed bank should you require seeds.

    Flourish!
    Glencie

  2. I’m looking for some erythrina humeana plants or seeds. I live in Cape Town.
    Do you perhaps know where I may obtain some?

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