Erythrina Crista-Galli otherwise known as the Cockspur coral tree was planted to great effect along the walkways in Los Cristianos, Tenerife. In the bright sunshine this shrub was a real eye catcher.
It makes a striking specimen plant but needs fertile though well drained soil. We are considering the plant as a containerised specimen though the thorny branches mean we would have to take care where we site the shrub. Eventually it would form a very large plant but could be hard pruned.