Common name: Flamboyant or Flame tree
Native to: Madagascar
Delonix regia is a fast-growing tree with an umbrella shaped, spreading crown with the long, nearly horizontal branches forming a diameter that is wider than the tree's height.Usually evergreen, the trees are deciduous in areas where the dry season is long and pronounced. The tree grows 10 - 18 metres tall, with a large, buttressed bole that can attain a girth of up to 2 metres.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun in warm climate
Flowers: Abundant, fiery red flowers
Foliage: Evergreen, feathery
Growth habit: Wide, spreading crown
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 10-15 metres
Spread: Up to 10 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils. Keep well mulched
Uses: Spectacular tropical feature tree; grows well in coastal regions where it is warmer.