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Scientific name: Erythrina velutina

  • Plant type | tree
  • Papiamentu | Boonchi di kabai
Boonchi di kabai
Erythrina velutina

IN GENERAL

  • Height in meters | 12.00
  • Grows | slow
  • Flowers are | orange
  • Leaves are | green

IN YOUR GARDEN

  • Wind tolerance | high
  • Drought tolerance | high
  • Salt tolerance | high
  • Sun or Shade | sun

REMARKS

A native tree with heavy redish colored trunk and branches covered with broad spines. Drops its leaves in the dry season and flowers in this same season (march, april). In bloom the tree is at its best, but even the leafless tree is spectaculair. Under irrigation it will maintain its foliage and thus gives a lot of shade, but it will not flower. Excellent tree for large dry-climate gardens or public parks.The seed pods contain hard red seeds.

PESTS & DISEASES

No known pests or diseases for this plant