ROYAL POINCIANA
(Delonix regia)

NOT NATIVE

Height : up to 30 ft. - 50 ft.
Canopy Spread : 25 ft. - 35 ft.

Of the trees growing in South Florida the flowering Royal Poinciana is one of the most striking. During June and July the bright orange flowers are visible from far away. This tree grows to about 30 feet tall and has a broad umbrella shaped crown which can cover an area of up to 50 feet.

This deciduous tree will lose its leaves late in the year. From November to May the prominent feature of these trees are the 2 foot long seed pods hanging from the branches. The Royal Poinciana is a native of Madagascar, Africa.

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Young Poinciana showing the typical umbrella shaped growth habit

Close-up of the bright orange flowers


Close-up of the feathery leaves