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Erythrina "Crista galli"

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By Meanie


Erythrina "Crista galli" (Erythrina crista-galli (Cocks Comb))

I was hoping for flowers on mine this year, but I think that I may have to make do with this........
Photo taken today at Oxfords botanic gardens where I went to meet up with Tetrarch.



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Well ahead of mine was this one under cover?

10 Aug, 2011

 

Outdoors in the ground PA - that's what is so frustrating!

10 Aug, 2011

 

Keep mine in a pot, put in heated greenhouse for winter (luckily) now has 2 buds on.

10 Aug, 2011

 

This is next to a south facing wall.
I may have buds forming, but they're still to small to tell. This came through ok in the garage, and was put in the conservatory in March.

10 Aug, 2011

 

They are beauties are nt they Meanie lets hope next year yours will flower, I ve thrown mine away.

10 Aug, 2011

 

Why?

10 Aug, 2011

 

I can't bring it in for winter have no room and it never flowered either and was nt sure if it was a Crista Galli as the stem when I got it was dead but some thing came up from the side of the stem but not attached and the leaves when we were studing them did nt look like the Crista Galli more like what Holly had.

10 Aug, 2011

 

Ahhhhh..........

10 Aug, 2011

 

:o))

10 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

For a minute I thought yours had bloomed.

Great photo!

13 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Delonix!
Mine has been severely damaged by wind.........

13 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

Wow...sorry to hear about that! Was it a freak windstorm?

14 Aug, 2011

 

Badly positioned!
The wind accelerates between the two houses, and this is right in the firing line!

14 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

That's not good! Many Erythrina species are very susceptible to being damage by wind...or even no wind.

I was at my friends' house today...there's a gigantic Erythrina caffra at the entrance and a huge 25ft/8m branch broke on it. It's very common for giant branches just to break from the weight of heavy foliage...although, I think E. crista-galli is a little stronger than E. caffra.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Live and learn!

15 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

Well, one good thing about E. crista-galli is that it's very fast growing.

17 Aug, 2011

 

Too damn fast - that's why it had to go outdoors!

17 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

Welcome to the world of Erythrina!

Erythrina falcata - Brazilian Coral tree is the only species which is relatively slow growing (here in San Diego, anyway).

17 Aug, 2011



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