Saturday, February 14, 2009

Coral bean

Erythrina x bidwillii is a cross between E. crista-galli from South America and E. herbacea from North America. This is the one planted at The Antique Rose Emporium in our vegetable garden. Give this specimen plant plenty of room as it can reach 8-20' tall with a 5-10' spread. Allow a little room around for this shrub as it has a small thorn to grab the occasional passerby.

Watch the leaves as they will follow the sun.

Received a few of these recently. If word gets out they will all be gone.

Smelling the Roses