Delonix regia 3
Delonix regia 3

Delonix regia
(Royal Poinciana)
(Flamboyant)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: Madagascar
Type: Deciduous Tree


Typical Height: 35’-40’
(10.0 – 12.0mts)
Typical Spread: 40’-60’
(12.0 – 15.0mts)


Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: Moderate
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Red, Yellow
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Leguminosae
Propagation: Seeds
Leaf Type: Bipinnaely compound
Texture: Fine
Environmental Issues: Weak the branches may break with the wind, Wide-spreading roots that will not allow under planting, The roots can be a threat to building foundations

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (4’-6’OA)
7G (6’-8’OA)
15G (8’-10’OA)
25G (10’-12’OA)
45G (12’-14’OA)
FG (10'-16' OA)
(3.6 – 4.9mts)

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


+ In this Photo:
Delonix regia
(Royal Poinciana)
9'CT, 36' OA Height
60' Canopy
18" DBH

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
June 2013
Doral
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://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2755/

http://www.floridata.com/ref/d/delo_reg.cfm

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/DELONIX_REGIA.htm