Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Delonix Regia
Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree, Delonix Regia.
Royal Poinciana Tree, also known as Flamboyant or red flame, for its unique flowering habit, bright red blooms, beginning mid spring lasting well into end of summer. Few trees are as colossal and awe-inspiring as the Royal Poinciana, easy to grow and maintain, is a large grower ultimately reaching up to 30 feet tall and 60 feet wide.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||25-30 ft.|
|Mature Width:||50-60 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Foliage:||Evergreen Tree, Blooms Red Flowers|
|Uses:||Landscape, Mass Planting, Ltree|
|Soil Conditions:||Well draining organic soil|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Poinciana large canopies are often seen covering roadways, providing shade and beauty. Thrives in rich organic soils, is semi evergreen which does well in containers in patios or decks attracting the attention from neighbors and guest alike.
Warning: Do not plant Royal Poinciana trees near sidewalks, building foundations, The tree's wide-spreading roots can lift and damage such structures. Do not expect to grow anything under the tree, because it will outcompete most plants, including grass. Dropped branches and old seed pods can cause a litter problem, especially in the winter.
Planting and Care
PLANTING AND CARE - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
LIGHT - Thrives in FULL SUN
WATER - Water twice a week for the first growing season, once established rain water will suffice.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, this tree is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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