Peltophorum dubium 4
Peltophorum dubium 4

Peltophorum dubium
(Yellow Poinciana)
(Yellow Flame Tree)
(Copper-pod)
(Yellow Flamboyant Tree)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: Brazil
Type: Evergreen Tree

Typical Height: 35’-40’
(10.0 – 12.0mts)
Typical Spread: 30’-40’
(9.0 – 12.0mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: Low
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flowering Season: Spring; Summer
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Leguminosae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Bipinnaely compound
Texture: Fine
Environmental Issues:
Weak the branches may break with the wind

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G - 4’-6’OA / 1.5'SP /0.75" CA
25G - 10’-12’OA / 5'SP /2.5" CA
45G - 12’-14’OA / 6'SP /3" CA
65G - 14’-16’OA / 7'SP /3.5" CA
100G - 16’-18’OA / 9'SP /4.5" CA
200G - 18’-20’OA / 14'SP /5.5" CA
FG - 12'-20' OA
(3.6 – 6.0mts)

Typical planting distance:
25’ - 30’O.C.
(7.5 – 10.0mts)

Common Uses: Parks; Shade; Wide boulevards; Residence; Street Tree;  Free standing specimen tree
Category: Flowering Tree

Notes: Spectacular shade tree, commonly confused with the similar looking P. petrocarpum However, P. dubium is a prettier bloomer and more graceful tree.

+ In this Photo:
Peltophorum dubium
Leaf close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
June 2015
Miami Lakes
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners,
landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/PeltophorumDubiumYellowPoinciana.pdf

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/69094/

http://treeworldwholesale.com/product/peltophorum-dubium-2/