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Cockspur Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Erythrina 'Bidwillii'

 

Cockspur Tree

Erythrina 'Bidwillii' is a cross between Erythrina herbacea and Erythrina crista-galli .It is a hardy, thorny, deciduous shrub that bears scarlet-red flowers in late Spring and early Summer. If the flower-heads are removed as soon as the flowers have faded, re-blooming my occur in late Summer to early Autumn

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plant Features
  • Cockspur Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cockspur Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cockspur Tree is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Cockspur Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cockspur Tree

Latin name

Erythrina 'Bidwillii'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 9.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cockspur Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cockspur Tree is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Cockspur Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cockspur Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cockspur Tree is 1.50meters x 1.50meters 1.50 M 1.50 M

Erythrina 'Bidwillii'

Erythrina 'Bidwillii' is a cross between Erythrina herbacea and Erythrina crista-galli .It is a hardy, thorny, deciduous shrub that bears scarlet-red flowers in late Spring and early Summer. If the flower-heads are removed as soon as the flowers have faded, re-blooming my occur in late Summer to early Autumn


Flowering

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Pea-like flowers appear in late Summer until mid Autumn

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant outdoors in well-draining,moist soil in a sunny sheltered position. This plant is not frost-hardy, so will need protection in Winter - a thick layer of mulch. Or grow under glass in loam-based compost

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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