Tree For ID : California : 01NOV14 : AK-3 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Cultivated tree seen in the garden of a multistory building complex in Los Angeles on 3rd Oct,14.

Maple Species?

its a coral tree

Thanks for the id. Coral Tree is the common name for Erythrina caffra.

I just couldn’t guess this to be Erythrina Species.

Yes, usually one cant guess that its a coral tree because its bark is often the stark white/grey as you see and no thorns or thorny knobs as we see in india.

but its the coral tree e. caffra (or its cultivars (there are several) much loved by architectural designers of landscapes and street plantings.

it does not shed as many leaves in one go…so not much hassle for the clean up crew.