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Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant (Delonix regia)

Posted by lamedicineman LA 9 (My Page) on
Fri, May 20, 05 at 23:41

Has anyone in Louisiana grown a Royal Poinciana Tree, aka Flamboyant Tree(Delonix regia)? I have grown one from seed in a container. The tree now stands approx. 4' tall. I am hesitant to plant the tree in the ground because of our cold temperatures in winter. I am wondering if it will ever bloom while in the container? The tree is a couple of years old. I place it in my greenhouse for the winter. This tree is listed as one of the five most beautiful trees in the world.

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RE: Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant (Delonix regia)

  • Posted by danbo 8b MS Coast (My Page) on
    Sat, May 21, 05 at 9:34

I fell in love with this tree in Key West. Though some of the dwarf Poinciana's will return in spring and bloom. (As Pride of Barbados) I'm of the impression the Royal only grows as far north as central florida. You might want to check in the florida group. Where they're more familiar with this plant.

A large Royal Poinciana in bloom is a sight to see.

RE: Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant (Delonix regia)

  • Posted by danbo 8b MS Coast (My Page) on
    Sat, May 21, 05 at 10:12

According to Floridata this tree should not be exposed to temps below 45. Which should rule out all of us excpet perhaps the mouth of the river.

Here is a link that might be useful: Floridata info on Poinciana

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