Colville’s Glory Tree
Early fall is the time of year for the bright orange pendant raceme of blooms that contrast against the Poinciana-like feathery leaves and blue sky of Colville’s Glory Tree (Colvillea racemosa). It truly is in all its glory right now. The tree was named for Sir Charles Colville, a British governor of Mauritius from 1828-1834. The tree is mostly upright with little crown spread, attaining a height of 30-50′ tall. Those bright orange flowers dangle off the ends of branches, making just a spectacular display. There’s no mistaking this tree when it is in bloom in early fall in the South Florida landscape.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has these trees in stock.