The tropical Caesalpinia Pulcherrima is better known as the Dwarf Poinciana or Royal Poinciana tree.
They’re quite an amazing specimen of brilliantly vibrant colors of red, yellow, orange, and pink tropical flowering trees.
They’re perfect for making a dramatic statement in any tropical landscape, weather its in your garden in the parking lots of your local grocery stores or lined along the side walk on your street.
Royal Poinciana Tree is the other name this beautiful red flowering tree goes by.
Even up close the individual flowers are striking with so much detail and color.
Royal Poinciana gets 30-40 ft tall, but its elegant spreading canopy can be wider than its height there are many by my home and they really do make you look twice..
There is also the Dwarf Poinciana which looks exactly alike and can even grown as a shrub depending on how your trim and prune it, but its maximum growth is 6 to 7 feet tall and is just as beautiful no matter how you grow it.
Another reason why I love this tree is that it’s great for attracting hummingbirds, they love this tree.
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If you are looking for a stand out tree that will be filled with dramatic tropical flowers and yet provide beautiful shade to your garden, then this Royal Poinciana tree is perfect for you.
These Yellow and Pink Flowers are so beautiful!
This is the Delonix regia flavida is the Yellow version of the tree
How to grow your Caesalpinia Pulcherrima
These trees will grow best in zones 9 to 11 but they can grow in zone 7 and 8 just not a well.
The Royal Poinciana, Delonix regia, and Dwarf Poinciana are native to Madagascar.
They love to be grow in full sun and eventually will become a great shade tree for your garden and flower bed.
When it comes to Soil it will do well in clay, or sandy and loamy soil as well as acidic or alkaline soil, just about any soil will do as long as it is well drained it will be happy and grow to be lush and produce lots of incredible flowers.
On a new plant for the first year until they become established, you should water often keeping the soil moist but not soggy and muddy.
When the first signs of spring come around you will notice the leaves coming back in full force. Then in May you will notice the red, orange, and yellow flowers coming into bloom. These flowers typically will keep blooming for at least 10 weeks.
Now all you have to do is enjoy your tree year after year watching it get bigger and producing more flowers as it matures.