hi,my name is Iris Atencio,my question is where can i buy a coral tree (Erythrina species) in New jersey? Thank you for your assistance. :)
We don't usually recommend places to purchase. I would check your local nurseries. Most online nurseries will also ship to just about anywhere, as well.
My 9-yr-old has a Project. Start a coral tree for our HOA. Step by step please. We have a bloom floating in water now. Should we cut a branch instead? We are not gardeners but want to learn
No, you will not be able to propagate with the flower, but i'm sure it's lovely.
This link will help you with the process of propagating this beautiful tree.
This is not an easy process but what a great project for your child!
I live in Fresno, CA. I want to transplant a young coral tree (mid spring). Can I still do so?
You can, but make sure that you keep it watered if it gets warm or dry. This article will help you care for these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/coral-tree/coral-tree-information.htm
A FEW WEEKS AGO WE FOUND ALL THE FLOWERS COVERED WITH WEBS AND WHAT WE THINK WERE FROM MOTHS THAT WERE SETTING UP HOUSE. WE TRIMMED ALL OF THIS OFF - THEN THE LEAVES WERE DRING UP SO WE WATERED IT IT'S BEEN SO HOT IN SO CALIF 118 A COUPLE OF DAYS. NOW LEAVES ARE TURNING YELLOW HELP WE'VE ONLY LIVED HERE 3 MONTHS AND ARE NOT FERMILIAR WITH TYPE OF PLANT! THANKS
It would be really helpful to have a photo. Did you see the caterpillars in the webbing? Other pests can also form webs, and be much more destructive to trees and plants. I will be more than glad to help you identify the pest once I have a photo.
In the meantime, this collection of articles will give you information on how to craft your own pest control methods with things that you already, likely, have around your home: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic
Can the main tree send off shoots that can spring up a short distant and grow again?
Yes this can happen from damage to the bark, or just naturally over time. You can cut off any growth that you do not want. Here is an article you will find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/coral-tree/coral-tree-information.htm
When we break the fallen branches it cracks with a powdery snap. What is eating this and how do I treat it? This tree is over 20 years old and a huge tree. I would not like to lose it. The bark first flakes off leaving light coloured branches. They appear to be eaten by something like a borer beetle, for example. I cannot see any beetles etc on the tree, as for now it is the higher branches. The stem is still fine
Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the damage.
It could have been borer damage, but it sounds a lot like white rot, of which there are many kinds.
Usually, once you are seeing the damage that is described here, the tree is on its way out. Probably quite fast, I might add.
It is likely that the borers have weekend the immune system of the tree, and left it vulnerable to secondary infection.
Here are some articles that will help:
I wanted to plant coral tree.
Thank you for sending us your gardening question. We suggest contacting Guam's extension service for planting information:
Coral trees are suited to USDA Zones 9 and higher. Here's an article that should help: