Definition of coral tree in English:

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coral tree


A tropical or subtropical thorny shrub or tree with showy red or orange flowers that are pollinated by birds.
  • Genus Erythrina, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • You'll be here at the start of spring and you'll see several trees in bloom - the striking orange blossoms of the coral tree, and white blooms of the wild pear tree.
  • Companion plants that look good with the dwarf coral tree include Helichrysum cymosum, buchu, crocosmia and the blombos.
  • It is fireman's cap or coral tree, Erythrina crista-galli, a small tree/large shrub that matures to approximately 20 feet in height.
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