Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Indian Coral Tree or Tiger's Claw or Sunshine Tree


The Indian Coral Tree or Tiger's Claw or Sunshine Tree (Erythrina variegata or Erythrina indica, as it was earlier known) is a beautiful native tree that has some remarkable flowers. The flowers are long and brightly colored, the reason for some Erythrina sp. to be planted as decorative trees in gardens. The tree is visited by a host of birds including Mynas, Parakeets, Bulbuls and Sunbirds. One of those trees that is worth having in any garden!
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5 comments:

Vickie said...

Hi, Ulhas. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Especially enjoyed the history and ecology of the langur and the beautiful (but yucky smelling!)pink cassia. A nice visit to a different part of the world.

Ulhas Anand said...

Hi Vickie,

Thanks a lot for your comment. I'm trying to get the blog going again. Hopefully this time around, I'll be able to post more regularly.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Intresting commentary on the Indian Coral Tree. I am curious if this tree can be plated in a small garden. Is there anything else i should consider before planting this tree?

Appreciate your thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Intresting commentary on the Indian Coral Tree. I am curious if this tree can be plated in a small garden. Is there anything else i should consider before planting this tree?

Appreciate your thoughts!

Ulhas Anand said...

Hi!
You can plant this in your garden. There are specific garden varieties (like Erythrina coralloides) that may be better suited than the native tree.