Royal Poinciana Flame Tree 15 Seeds - Delonix -Tropical
Delonix regia Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (bean family) several weeks in spring and summer it is covered with exuberant clusters of flame-red flowers Royal poinciana is native to Madagascar USDA Zones 10 - 12 15 Seeds
Delonix regia Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae (bean family) Common Names: royal poinciana, flamboyant tree, flame tree, peacock flower.
Royal poinciana (so named because it used to be in the genus, Poinciana) is a flamboyant tree in flower - some say the world's most colorful tree. For several weeks in spring and summer it is covered with exuberant clusters of flame-red flowers, 4-5" across.
Even up close the individual flowers are striking: they have four spoon shaped spreading scarlet or orange-red petals about 3" long, and one upright slightly larger petal (the standard) which is marked with yellow and white. Royal poinciana gets 30-40' tall, but its elegant wide-spreading umbrella-like canopy can be wider than its height.