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Post White Erythrina.
White forms of;


Erythrina crista-galli
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and Erythrina herbacea
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Are available in France.

Has anyone any experience of them or know of a UK supplier?

I have the red forms of both. They are both winter hardy here, but need the heat of the poly tunnel in summer to flower well.

Chad.


Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:09 pm
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Post Re: White Erythrina.
Beautiful!! A favourite Genus of trees!


Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:38 pm
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Post Re: White Erythrina.
Wow, I'm surprised that Woodlanders, PDN, and various other southern US nurseries never offered these. Especially the E. herbacea. But I've certainly never seen them. I have seen a pink one for sale.

FWIW have struggled to establish E. herbacea and E. zeyheri over the years; even though at least one of each are known to me down in Washington, DC. Finally got a E. herbacea from Woodlanders to really size up this year in a spot that will have protection from winter rain, and hope it has enough mass built up to survive until next spring. Years ago Silverhill offered E. zeyheri X E. humeana hybrid seeds that grew very vigorously. Sadly it didn't survive the cold 2003-2004 winter; however I dug it up the next spring and found it had formed a potato sized tuber. Now wonder if I kept that a little warmer and drier, like next to a house wall, it might have survived. It's seeming like the only way to keep certain subtropical or dry climate plants alive here is growing them against my 1 story house, which has wide overhanging eaves, and watering them to whatever degree they need in summer. Then they will stay dry enough in winter.


Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:43 am
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Post Re: White Erythrina.
Yes Chad, I know a bit about the story of the white flowered E.crista galli.

A friend of our society( SFA : french society for acclimatazing plants), Anselme, got at last 10 seeds of this unusual form of Etrythrina from South America.
He shared the seeds, kept 5 seeds and gave the 5 others to a nursery man in the South-West of France.
Anselme only got usual red coral trees, and the nursery man was more lucky with 3 white flowering plants. I saw 2 plants in a French exhibition, one was erect and the other more bushy.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:40 am
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Post Re: White Erythrina.
Pierre,

That is really interesting.

If I can flower both crista-galli and herbacea in white form I'll try to produce a white bidwillii.

But, my seed set on the normal coloured forms is zero so far, so it might take a while!

Chad.


Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:27 am
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Post Re: White Erythrina.
Probably, who knows ?


Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:01 pm
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