Townlake
Botanical Name
Erythrina herbacea
Plant Type
Perennials
Native To
Native to Texas (not part of Edwards Plateau or Blackland Prairie)
Plant Height Min
2ft
Plant Height Max
5ft
Plant Spread Min
1ft
Plant Spread Max
4ft
Light
Sun/Part Shade
Evergreen/Deciduous
Deciduous
Seasonal Interest From
Spring
Seasonal Interest To
Spring
Plant Color
Red
Seasonal Feature
Flower
Water Needs
Low
Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Comments

Good understory plant; blooms on long stalks;sharp spines; attracts hummingbirds; seeds are poisonous and not eaten by wildlife; will freeze back; remove tall bloom shoots after flowering; cut back after freeze and before spring growth