NAME: Royal Poinciana Tree
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Flamboyant Tree / Flame Tree / Peacock Flower
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Delonix Regia syn. Poinciana Regia
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
BLOOM TIME: Late Winter - Early Spring / Early Summer (Varies Based on Climate Where Grown)
HARDINESS ZONE: 10 - 12
PLANT HEIGHT: 20 - 40'
PLANT SPACING: 20 - 40'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 10 Seeds
OTHER: The Royal Poinciana is an extremely showy ornamental tropical tree that is beloved all around the globe. A native of Madagascar, these trees are sadly endangered in their natural wild habitat, but because they are so popular & have become naturalized in other locals, their overall #s are sustainable. This member of the royal family features light, bright green fern-like evergreen leaves that measure 8 – 16” long, & super showy bright red flowers that measure 4 – 5” across. As the seasons progress, the flowers turn to large seed pods that start out green & mature to brown, & the seed pods can be nearly 24” long.
Royal Poinciana Trees are fast growing, gaining up to 5’ a year. Their umbrella-like crowns can spread up to 60’ wide, making them a popular shade tree. The Poinciana is also a legume, so can help fix the nitrogen in the soil to make it more fertile. These trees are able to tolerate pollution so make a great street tree, & are able to tolerate coastal conditions such as salt & wind, & they tolerate drought well. They prefer soil that is sandy or loose, & have a tough time in heavy or clay soils. In the tropical to near-tropical climates where it is grown, the wood of this tree is used for firewood & to make wood-goods, for its gum & oil, & has traditional medicinal uses.
This beauty is so loved it’s got its own annual festival in Miami, is the national tree of several nations such as St Kitts & Nevis, has had songs written about it, & it’s been memorialized on everything from currency, stamps, flags, & more around the world.
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Apr 14, 2021
Incredible tree seeds! They germinated in only one week! Thank you. :)
Mar 20, 2021
Feb 28, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
These arrived fairly quickly. I was unsuccessful with all 10 of these seeds, unfortunately. It IS from a different climate so maybe it just wasn't meant to be. It's unfortunate, I LOvE these from back home.