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ERYTHRINA indica

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Coral Tree

Family: Fabaceae

Characteristics: Deciduous tree 20 m

Seeds per packets: 3

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Erect stout stem with rough bark, sparsely branching and orange-red, pea shaped, and 5cm long, occurring in clusters and appearing in late winter or early spring.

Trifoliate leaves are trifoliate, with leaflets broadly wedge shaped at the base and 12cm wide.

Native to tropical Asia and Northern Australia.

Prefers a well-drained soil in an open, sunny position, and is drought and frost tender.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 20-25°C for this species.

  1. Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
  2. The swollen seed can then be sown, re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
  3. Sow the depth of seed keep warm & moist but not wet.
  4. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 20-25°C

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.


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