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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Jan 8, 2022
Update first seed germinated in about a week and a half on a seedling mat kept at 70+ degrees Really happy for what I received the shipping was delayed but not the sellers fault I can’t wait to get these growing
Dec 11, 2021
Excellent product and fast shipping
Nov 9, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Seeds came in the mail but haven't planted them yet so we'll see in spring
Oct 28, 2021