Peltophorum, Peela Gulmohar - Plant
Description for Peltophorum, Peela Gulmohar
The beautiful and graceful peltophorum tree is often called Yellow Poinciana because it looks just like a royal poinciana but with very showy yellow blossoms.
These trees work best on a large property or as a single specimen tree in a medium-sized yard. The breathtaking, frothy flowers appear in late summer on a treetop full of soft, fern-like leaves.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Copperpod, Golden Flamboyant, Yellow Flamboyant, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Poinciana, Konda Chinta, Perunkonrai, Radhachura||Yellow||Spring, Summer||Up to 15 m||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Best plantation season of Gulmohar is monsoon season. Select the area where the maximum sunlight is available. At the time of plantation, apply organic fertilizer to the plant.
|Full sun||Sandy soil||Moderately||25 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Peltophorum
- Watering should be done up to growing period of the plant if the soil is dry.
- Trimming isn't necessary other than to prune branch ends after flowering is done in order to promote more bushy growth.
- Also, you can remove any too-low branches as the plant matures.
- Fertilize 3 times a year - once each in spring, summer, and fall - with a quality granular fertilizer.
Typical uses of Peltophorum
Special features: Attractive flowering
Ornamental use: Gulmohar plant is used as the ornamental purposes.