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botanical name:
Delonix regia
Delonix regia © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flame Tree, Flame of the Forest, Flamboyant Tree.
synonyms:  Poinciana regia
family:  Caesalpiniaceae
characteristics: tree, semi-evergreen
height: 10.00m
width: 7.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 7°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
Very beautiful tropical tree with spreading branches forming a dome shaped crown. Semi-evergreen bi-pinnate leaves of oblong, bright green leaflets in pairs. Flowers usually orange-red with yellow highlights or may be dark red. Large seed pods follow. Fast growing and flowers from spring to summer..

Any well drained soil in a warm sunny location. Not frost hardy. Will thrive near the sea but may some protection from strong winds. May become fully deciduous in areas with a long dry season. has an aggressive root system and should not be planted too near buildings.

From seed in spring at around 18 to 21°C or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Lovely flowering tree for tropical gardens, often grown in parks and avenues.
The bark has medicinal uses and the seeds are used to make necklaces.

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