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Delonix regia/Royal Poinciana

Delonix regia / Delonix regia
Striking orange-red flowers and mimosa-like foliage
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Striking orange-red flowers and mimosa-like foliage

Specimen tree in partial bloom

Yellow flowering species

Close-up of flower

Specimen tree at nearly peak of bloom

Leaf, flower and seed pod

Branch with several inflorescenses

A single inflorescense

Mimosa-like foliage

Exotic flowers

Beautiful flowers and foliage

Lacy, fine-textured foliage

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Scientific Name: Delonix regia
Common Name: Royal Poinciana
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow, Red
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This tree from Madagascar is flamboyant in red flowers in spring and summer. As a flowering tree, it has few peers. It is considered one of the five most beautiful trees in the world. Being a tropical one would assume that it is evergreen, but it is without leaves for about two months in winter. There is also a yellow flowered selection. It grow best in moist soils, but will tolerate droughty ones.