Variegated Coral Tree

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Variegated Coral Tree

Postby prolecs » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:17 am

Could anyone provide me a couple of cuttings for variegated coral tree please, or let me know where I might obtain same??
Erythrina variegata var. orientalis
Looking for the yellow/green variegated leaf type.
I'm just North of Brisbane. Pictures here:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/E/eryt_var.cfm
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Re: Variegated Coral Tree

Postby Greenleaves » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:25 pm

Didn't know there was a varegated coral tree. I have the green leaved one & deep red flowers but at some stage the tree has been cut down to just a stump - it's now a knarley stump which just produces multiple canes & beauatiful show of flowers. The stump is just a mound abt 30cm height & it flower from that so I've made a feature from it. I put a hex of sleepers around it & planted the sections up.

I've often wondered how I cd produce another one - prob not if I tried!

Good luck with a cutting but I cdn't do cuttings as there's no branches just the canes.
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Re: Variegated Coral Tree

Postby Tropicgardener » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:47 pm

There are a few of the variegated forms growing around Bundaberg. From memory there is (or was) a nice one growing along Walker Street just near the railway crossing.
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Re: Variegated Coral Tree

Postby Pam » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:33 pm

Will have to check it out.
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Re: Variegated Coral Tree

Postby Mister Wisteria » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:51 pm

Can't help but welcome to the Forum. :D
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Re: Variegated Coral Tree

Postby Grasshopper » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:01 pm

Just a warning--those Coral tree can be a real pest--we had them growing here by the bay and they drop branches--and are rather nasty with big thorns--they removed them all because of the danger
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Re: Variegated Coral Tree

Postby prolecs » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:09 am

Thanks folks, couple of good leads here. :D
The variegated one we had growing many years ago had very small "thorns", more bumps, on the trunk. It's deciduous and drops lots of leaves :( but I'm on acerage so I don't care.
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