Beautiful pink flowers grow outward from a flower stalk on this vintage botanical print. It is the work of the German artist Georg Dionys Ehret (1708-1770) and appeared in a volume from 1750. This Corallodendron drawing clearly shows the large seed pods and bright red seeds that are common among all 26 members of this genus. The flowers range in color from this pale pink, to red to bright coral – the coral varieties gave them their name.
Corallodendron are small trees or shrubs that can grow 8 to 10 meters high. Like roses, they do have thorns. The plants generally flower all summer long.
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