Erythrina vespertilio – Bat’s Wing Coral Tree seeds x5


Native Drought/Frost Hardy Arid to Rainforest Living

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Bat’s Wing Coral Tree

Erythrina vespertilio

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

A native of the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and West Australia where it prefers light to medium soils in an open, sunny position. Its natural habitat is extensive being north of a line from the Pilbara to Alice Springs through north-western New South Wales to the mid north coast of New South Wales and found from arid regions to rainforest margins. It is drought and frost resistant and very hardy. 

A small tree growing 6 to 10 metres high with a spread of 5 metres and being deciduous in the ‘dry season’; the stem is erect and stout with creamy-grey, deeply furrowed, corky bark; the leaves are bi-foliate or tri-foliate with leaflets broadly wedge shaped or three-lobed resembling bat’s wings. The scarlet to orange pea flowers 3 – 4cm long are borne in terminal racemes 5 – 25cm long in August/September. The fruit are pods, restricted between the seeds and 6 – 12cm long; the seeds are orange to dark yellow to tan, bean-like about 1.2cm long. 

Offered is a packet of 5 seeds along with grownotes to assist you in their propagation.

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their countries importation laws.

NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.


Item specifics

Plant Habit: Bush/Shrub Common Name: Bat’s Wing Coral Tree
Climate: Cold, Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Medium
Genus: Erythrina Type: Flowering
Foliage: Deciduous Soil pH: Neutral
Species: vespertilio Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Peat, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 3 (-5 to 0 °C)


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