Peltophorum, Peela Gulmohar - Plant
Description for Peltophorum, Peela Gulmohar
The breathtaking, frothy flowers appear in late summer on a treetop full of soft, fern-like leaves.The tree is bare in winter and the canopy of fine-leafed foliage in spring, summer and fall creates an understory of dappled shade. This provides a perfect environment for certain plants that thrive in the less-blazing sun of winter and more filtered light in summer.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Yellow Poinciana||Yellow, gold.||Late summer through early autumn.||40 feet.||Easy.|
Planting and care
Because the canopy s eventual size is somewhat unpredictable, the tree is best planted 20 feet from the house.Come in 10 feet or more from walks and driveways to avoid eventual problems with roots.
|Full to part sun.||Fertile, well-drained soil.||Regular watering schedule that allows a bit of time for the soil to dry out between waterings.||Warm.||Fertilize 3 times a year - once each in spring, summer and fall - with a quality granular fertilizer.|
Caring for Peltophorum
- 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.
Typical uses of Peltophorum
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: These trees work best on a large property or as a single specimen tree in a medium-sized yard. Landscape uses for peltophorum treesolitary specimen tree shade tree lining a large drive along the property line