Colvillea racemosa (Colville’s Glory Tree)

Colville’s Glory Tree, like the Royal Poinciana Tree, is native to Madagascar.  It was named for a British Governor of Mauritius, Sir Charles Colville.  Unlike the spreading canopy of the Royal Poinciana Tree, Colville’s Glory tree is mostly upright, attaining a height of 30-50′.  It has bi-pinnate feathery leaves and spectacular orange flowers are born on large 1-2′ long cone shaped racemes that hang downward from the tips of the branches.  The yellow-orange stamens are the conspicuous part of the flower and attract honey bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.  They begin blooming in late October, and bloom well into November in S. Florida.  We currently have these spectacular trees in 3gal. containers as young seedlings.

Colvillea racemosa (Colville’s Glory Tree)

Colvillea racemosa (Colville’s Glory Tree)

Colvillea racemosa (Colville’s Glory Tree)

 

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