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Delonix regia - Poinciana

Genus: Delonix.

Species: Delonix regia.

Common name: Poinciana
Botanic name: Delonix Regia
Family: Caesalpiniaceae

This is one of the classic flowering trees growing in Queensland, although it is not an Australian native. Originally from Madagascar, this large, spreading tree bears numerous bunches of orange-red flowers in November and December, these are followed by large flat pods which remain on the tree for most of the year.

In the latter half of the dry season the tree is deciduous or semi-deciduous, with new leaves usually appearing as flowering is nearly finished. There are a number of colour forms around.

The wonderful spreading shape makes them wonderful for providing shade in a hot climate. The flowers are a bonus.

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