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Erythrina lysistemon - Pink Flowered Lucky Bean Tree

Erythrina lysistemon - Pink Flowered Lucky Bean Tree

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Packet of 5 seeds.

This is a pink flowered variety of the Lucky Bean Tree. It is even more striking than the orange/red flowered type as this is a very unusual colour in the coral tree flower. This will grow into a 10-12 m tree, although pot culture will severely restrict its eventual size. The bark is covered with short prickles. The leaves have 3 segments. These are preceded by spectacular pink flowers in Spring, which in the wild attract birds as they produce copious nectar. The flowers are followed by seed pods containing bright red seeds.

Very similar in most respects to the African Coral Tree.

Hardy to Zone 9, if planted in a sheltered location (protect from all frost when young), otherwise use as a spectacular house/conservatory plant. Would also do well planted out in a greenhouse border.

 

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