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Gulmohar, Delonix Regia - Plant

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Often called the most beautiful flowering tree in the world, royal poinciana fills its spreading.
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Description for Gulmohar, Delonix Regia

The flamboyant flame tree provides welcome shade and spectacular color in the warm climates.The attractive, semi-deciduous leaves are elegant and fern-like.

Also known as royal Poinciana or flamboyant tree, flame tree is one of the worlds most colorful trees. Every spring, the tree produces clusters of long-lasting, orange-red blooms with yellow, burgundy or white markings. Each bloom, which measures up to 5 inches across, displays five spoon-shaped petals.

.handsome branches with feathery foliage and flamboyant scarlet-orange blossoms in late spring and early summer. A semi-deciduous tree native to the island of Madagascar, it is drought and salt-tolerant, making it among the quintessential trees for tropical landscapes, rivalled for its fame only by the coconut palm.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree,Gulmohar, Delonix Regia,Flamboyant Tree, Flame Tree,royal poinciana,flamboyant,Krishnachura,Kempu torai,Peacock,fire tree; flambouyant; flame of the forests; flame tree; gold mohar; peacock flower; poinciana; read tree; royal gulmohur; royal peacock; royal poinciana,arbol del fuego; clavelino; flamboyant colorado; flor de fuego; flor de pavo; guacamaya; guacamayo; josefina; malinche; morazan, tabuchan, krishna chura; radha chura,uaruna,clavellino,marumaru; patai; pu pi; puka kai; rakau tamarumaru, flamboyn; framboyn; framboyan rojo,sekoula,pakai; puke;Flammenbaum,ohai 'ula,alasippu; doddartnagrandhi; erraturyl; gulimohur; gulmohur; gultora; kattikayi; mayarum; mayirkonri; panjadi; peddaturyl; shima sunkesula,te kai te tua; te tau; te tua,tabacha­n, meei flower; nfayarbaw; pilampwoia weitahta; sakuranirow,bin,pine,gulmohur,mayirkonri; panjadi,ohai; patai, fuatausaga,acacia roja gold Red, Orange Red. Late spring and early summer. 30 to 50 feet Easy.

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun. Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline Drought Tolerant, Average Water. Should not be exposed to temperatures below about 45F (7.2 C). Use a complete fertilizer with a ratio such as 8-4-12 or 7-3-7.

Caring for Gulmohar

    Flame trees perform best in large, open spaces and full sunlight. Plant the tree in a big landscape where it has room to spread; the roots are sturdy enough to lift asphalt. Also, keep in mind that the tree drops spent blooms and seed pods that require raking. The flamboyant flame tree benefits from consistent moisture during the first growing season. After that time, young trees appreciate watering once or twice per week during dry weather.

    Well-established trees require very little supplemental irrigation. Delonix flame tree care is limited to an annual feeding in spring. Use a complete fertilizer with a ratio such as 8-4-12 or 7-3-7. Prune out damaged wood after blooming ends in late summer, beginning when the tree is about one year old. Avoid severe pruning, which can put a stop to blooming for as long as three years..Pruning should be used in the early years to create a stronger foundation since the branches tend to be weak.

Typical uses of Gulmohar

Special features:

Ornamental use: Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Tropical Use this beyond beautiful tree as a seaside specimen or space-requiring street tree near the beach or inland. It may also be trained as a bonsai.

References

    http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/commontrees/fl/Royal-Poinciana-Growing-Profile.htm http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/delonix-regia/

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