Eye Catching Ornamental Royal Poinciana Trees
The royal poinciana trees, also called flame trees or flamboyant trees because of its flame-colored flowers, is a native of Madagascar that grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b through 12. It hails from the Fabaceae family, and is a species of flowering plant. It is noted for its fern-like leaves, and the reason why it is also known as Flamboyant is because of the proud display of its flowers. There is no way a person passing by would possibly miss getting a view of this strikingly gorgeous tree, all thanks to its vivid vibrancy of red/orange/yellow/vermilion flowers, accompanied by a bright green foliage. The regions of Madagascar’s dry deciduous forests happen to be the native place of this showpiece of nature. The trees are known to shed its leaves in areas where dry seasons prevail. However, in other areas, it stays virtually evergreen.
These trees perform best in large, open spaces and full sunlight. Plant the tree in a big landscape where it has room to spread; the roots are sturdy enough to lift asphalt. Also, keep in mind that the tree drops spent blooms and seed pods that require raking. The flamboyant flame tree benefits from consistent moisture during the first growing season. After that time, young trees appreciate watering once or twice per week during dry weather. Well-established trees require very little supplemental irrigation.