Royal Poinciana, Flame Tree, Flamboyant

Delonix regia var. flavida

Family: Fabaceae (fab-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Delonix (dee-LON-iks) (Info)
Species: regia var. flavida

Category:

Trees

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Bokeelia, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Cape Coral, Florida(2 reports)

Holmes Beach, Florida

Miami, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

Alice, Texas

Del Rio, Texas

Missouri City, Texas

San Angelo, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 4, 2017, Falmboyant from Quibor,
Venezuela wrote:

I've been growing Delonix regia var Flavida Stehlé from seeds. The myth about Flavidas producing red flowers is a matter of hybridization. If there are red Delonix regia in the area, which is dominant, yes, the offspring will produce red flowers. If the Flavidas are kept in a region where there are no red Delonix, yellow flowers will be the norm. There was a tree in a city named Cumana, Venezuela, It was grown up from seeds brought from Trinidad island. It was a big beautiful tree full of yellow flowers.The property where the tree had grown was sold to a bank, which in order to build a new agency there, cut down the tree. I happened to collect several pods from which I got plenty of seeds that I sow regularly in order to produce and distribute seedlings which are very much appreciated by ... read more

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