Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree
This native of Madagascar, which Hawaiians call ohai’ula, is as flamboyant as it is shapely. Its large trusses of 4-in., orange to scarlet flowers with white or yellow markings put on a spectacular display in late spring or early summer. The blooms are followed by 2-ft.-long black seedpods that hang on the bare winter branches.
Rapidly attains 30–40 ft. tall and as wide, with an umbrella-shaped silhouette. Fernlike leaves, finely cut into many tiny leaflets, give filtered shade. Good drought tolerance; moderate tolerance to wind and salt.
This native of Madagascar, which Hawaiians call ohai’ula, is as flamboyant as it is shapely. Its...
Grown for spectacular flowers, which bear a startling resemblance to the heads of crested tropical bir...
Native to Mexico. Open growth to 12 ft. or more tall and wide. Leaves are darker green than those of