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So what is it? * Updated
I was told this was a Coral Vine, but it certainly doesn't look like one, nor is it a vine. It's a small tree, large bush. The flowers resemble slipper flowers and has wicked sharp thorns.
It's about 6 foot tall. It dies back and returns year after year. It's about 22 years old.
Been on the corner of my grandmothers porch for nearly as long as I can remember. I know us kids hated it because of the thorns, you have to be careful running off the porch lol
I thought I wanted to take some with me until I saw what a job it was going to be to get any of it. Have no clue if it can be started with a slip or not.
At least I got photos earlier so I can see it whenever I want. The old house is slated to be torn down next year.
Well, well. I found out what it is.
Erythrina crista-galli Cockspur Coral Tree
Close enough to the coral vine name I guess. Can grow up to 20 feet. I wonder if the colder climate keeps it this small?
I can start one with either the seeds or softwood cuttings in early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer, both with bottom heat.
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Yet another incredible photo! No matter the name of the tree/vine, the picture is great!
Wow,I love that Flower .Thanks for the great picture .I never heard or seen one but I do love it.
That looks magnificent. How did you find out what is was LS?
Drooling here - I would love to have a shrub just like that in my garden. I'm off to look for some info on it.
I searched on google for Coral + tree + vine and got a bunch of links. The third one I went to had a diagram of that exact flower. So choose that name and did an image search and there she be!
Don't know how I missed this one., The old lady down from where we used to live called it a cry baby bush. I have seeds for them and need to try them, quite lovely in bloom.
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