The flamboyant flame tree provides welcome shade and spectacular color in the warm climates. The attractive, semi-deciduous leaves are elegant and fern-like.
Also known as royal Poinciana or flamboyant tree, flame tree is one of the worlds most colorful trees. Every spring, the tree produces clusters of long-lasting, orange-red blooms with yellow, burgundy or white markings. Each bloom, which measures up to 5 inches across, displays five spoon-shaped petals.
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Flame 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.
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Tropical Use this beyond beautiful tree as a seaside specimen or space-requiring street tree near the beach or inland. It may also be trained as a bonsai.