Common Name: Mexican Coral Tree
Distribution: Mexico and Guatemala
Growth Habit: Medium spreading tree, up to 20-30’ tall and wide
Cultural Requirements: Well-drained, neutral to alkaline soils in a warm, sunny site. They are relatively drought and heat tolerant once established. Sunset zones 13, 21-24, USDA hardiness zones 9-11.
Uses/Features: Spectacular flowering trees with bright red-orange tubular blooms. They are semi-deciduous and can be used as shade trees or screens. The seeds are found to be poisonous.
Bloom Time: Winter to spring
Where at SDBG: Across the street from the lawn house in the Central American Garden.
Photos: Rachel Cobb