Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Peacock Flower, Gulmohar
Delonix regia 'Smathers Gold'

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Delonix (dee-LON-iks) (Info)
Species: regia (REE-jee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Smathers Gold

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Tampa, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 14, 2009, CostaRica from Guayabo de Bagaces, Guanacaste
Costa Rica (Zone 10b) wrote:

Beautiful tropical tree. Very easily to propagate from seed.
Obviously not readily available, else more people would grow it.