Royal Poinciana Tree

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Royal Poinciana Tree

May 15, 2022 Flowering Trees Under the Jakfruit Tree 0

Delonix regia, The Royal Poinciana Tree, or sometimes called The Flamboyant Tree or Flame Tree is native to Madagascar. However, it is widely planted throughout South Florida, so much so, that it might be the most common landscape tree in South Florida. It will be in full bloom in another 2-3 weeks. There is some variation in flower color, ranging from orange to dark orange to almost red. Also, if you look closely at the clusters of flowers, there is always one flower that has a white petal with red speckles. The tree has a very large, flattened crown when grown in an open space. The leaves are very fine, almost fern-like. The tree can become very large, however, you can maintain a wide crown that is only 15-20 feet with proper pruning.

On a side note, there is a pure yellow cultivar of The Royal Poinciana Tree which is grown at Richard Lyons Nursery, and it is available as a grafted tree, from time to time. Call for availability. The yellow variety is not true from seed so it only can be propagated through grafting which is very difficult.

Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this tree in stock.