Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spectacular Monthly Tree - Erythrina caffra

Although we have many tree species at our nursery that are looking spectacular at any given time, we feature just one tree in particular every month that we know will offer you the best value for money and that will add that special touch to your landscape project.

The beautiful Erythrina caffra is a large, deciduous tree with abundant clusters of striking orange-red flowers. This lovely tree will grow in full sun in almost any soil type and, as indicated by it’s common name, can be grown close to the coast. Erythrinas are cultivated for their beautiful flowers which appear on the bare branches in late winter or early spring. The most noticeable part of the flowers is the large closed petal and the red sepals. As the flowers fade the large trifoliate leaves appear which are often infected with insect galls. The long slender seed pods that follow the flowers are segmented and the seeds, the so called “lucky beans” are orange-red with a distinct black spot at the hilum. At least one of these gorgeous trees should be planted in all South African gardens.
Our 200kg Erythrinas are looking absolutely stunning and we have a special selection of them available for you this month. We have categorized our stock into standard and extra large specimens. The extra large specimens are ready to be rebagged as 1000kg trees, however this month we are offering them to you as large 200kg specimens at an incredible discount. Please call Rudi for pricing.
Botanical NameErythrina caffra        
Common Name    Coast coral tree               
Bag Size 200kg
Quantity Available 50 of each size
Average Tree Height
& Trunk Thickness
LARGE - 3.5 - 4.0m & 10cm
STANDARD - 2.5-3.5m & 10cm
Should you require any further information, such as pricing details or should you wish to place an order, please contact Rudi on 082 829 5543 or Leske on 072 385 0270. Alternatively you are welcome to email us with your enquiry at

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