Common Coral Tree
Afrikaans name: Gewone koraalboom
Flowers of the Common Coral Tree
The Common Coral Tree is endemic to South Africa and is well known for its stunning flowers.
It is a medium size tree that can grow to 12 metres in height.
The beautiful orange-red flowers not only appeal to humans - they appeal to birds and insects as well. The only difference is that the birds and insects aren't there to look at the flowers!
The flowers are evident for a few months from early spring onwards and at this stage the tree has shed most of its leaves.
Common Coral Tree
References and further readingA Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 159
A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 112
Everyone's Guide to Trees of South Africa - Author: Keith, Paul and Meg Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 43
Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 100
Pocket Guide - Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 61
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 391
Sappi Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape - Author: Val Thomas and Rina Grant - Year Published: 2004? - Page: 272
Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 30
The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 176
The Natal Bushveld - Volume 1 - Author: Natal Parks Board - Year Published: 1981 - Page: 63
Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 2002 - Page: 400