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Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant in San Diego, CA


Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant in San Diego, CA (Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant)

The Royal Poincianas are blooming again. This is one of my favorite flowering trees, hence my screen name: Delonix. This tree is considered by many as the most beautiful tree in the world. Photo taken July 28, 2011 in San Diego, CA.



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Would I be able to grow it here???

29 Jul, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

It's highly unlikely, unfortunately. :>(

29 Jul, 2011

 

It is stunning. It's no wonder so many people love it. :o)

29 Jul, 2011

 

Are they fragrant?

30 Jul, 2011

 

Delonix,
Why?

30 Jul, 2011

 

Lindalooloo:

Thanks! Yes, it a very common tree in the tropics...it grows in subtropical climates, however, is a little more temperamental.

30 Jul, 2011

 

Meanie:

The flowers are not fragrant.

30 Jul, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Here's some information on Delonix regia. Delonix regia doesn't do well (at all) in climates which receive winter rains (with the exception a truly tropical or very hot subtropical climate like s. Florida). Young trees are especially susceptible to rotting and dying in cool or cold winter rains. Large D. regia trees have survived temps down to around 26ºF/-3.3ºC. for very brief periods (an hour or so) with branch die-back...in very dry or desert climates. D. regia is much more difficult to grow than Plumeria...if you don't see hundreds of plumeria trees (in the ground) in your neighborhood...I wouldn't attempt a D. regia. However, the tree can be grown in a pot, even though, it doesn't bloom. Hope this info. helps! :>)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delonix_regia

30 Jul, 2011

 

OK. I will just have to enjoy your pictures.

31 Jul, 2011

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! This tree is pretty impossible to grow outside a warm subtropical and tropical climate.

1 Aug, 2011

 

Wow! What a beauty.It is one of my favorite ornamental tree.

5 Aug, 2011

 

Camillia:

Thanks! :>)

Yes, it's my favorite flowering tree. The Gulmohar (Royal Poinciana) has been becoming very popular over the years. It really should be much more widely grown because it's extremely drought tolerant. It also can be very fast growing.

5 Aug, 2011

 

Yeah you are right.It should be more widely grown.

6 Aug, 2011

 

Camillia:

It's funny, because years ago this tree was not thought to grow at all in southern California. lol! :>)

7 Aug, 2011

 

Its really funny :)

9 Aug, 2011

 

Camillia:

Many years ago "they, the plant experts" used to say that Royal Palms (Roystonea regia) could not grow here also. There's many, many large Royal Palms growing in southern California.

Royal Palms are actually field grown here in San Diego.

Here's a few photos of the many thousands of Royal Palms in the area.

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/Roystonea

9 Aug, 2011

 

Wow, it is stunning. It actually reminds me of rhododendron flowers. Not at all like the other plant that I was speaking of. Personally, my favourite flowering tree is probably jaqaranda....because of the colour.

9 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you! :>)

The flowers are very different from rhodoendron flowers. Although, it's very difficult to see the details of these flowers because of its brightness.

You would love Southern California! Jacaranda trees are grown here by the many, many millions. It's one of the most planted landscape, street and median tree. I have a 50ft (16m) tall by 35ft (12m) wide tree in the front yard. The Jacarandas will start blooming in the next couple of weeks.

10 Mar, 2013

 

OH, how lovely....can you take some photos for me Delonix. I shall be needing a bit of cheering up in a couple of weeks time.....;) Heavy snow here today, and forecast to get worse. The birds are flocking to the feeders and thank goodness I don't have to go outside!

10 Mar, 2013

 

I'm so sorry to hear the weather is so cold and gloomy!
We're heating into a mild heatwave for this whole week and maybe beyond. The temps should be up to, or more than 84ºF (29ºC) for inland San Diego.

I will definitely be taking some photos of the Jacaranda trees over the next couple of months. I do have many Jacaranda tree photos posted on GoY.

Here's the Jacaranda tree page...I'm guessing most of the photos were posted by me. :>)

http://www.growsonyou.com/plant/browse_photos/1895?page=2

10 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks, I might browse that to cheer myself up! x

10 Mar, 2013

 

I hope the photos make your cold weather feel just a little warmer! :>)

11 Mar, 2013

 

I planted seedlings in ground. Its about the hottest spot I have,slightly raised...rich soil under it.

21 Sep, 2014

 

I hate to be negative; however, seedlings are extremely tender. They are very tender even here in San Diego and small seedlings usually don't make it through winter.

21 Sep, 2014

 

I have more potted backups! My bro in law lives near Miami,he sent me the seeds.

21 Sep, 2014

 

The seeds germinate quickly when they are boiled then cooled and soaked for few days. I've had them germinate within 4 or 6 days. I had so many at one time; however, I sold and gave them all away.

Here's a photo of the hundreds I started from seed.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/174273-delonix-regia-royal-poinciana-seedlings/tag/regia

22 Sep, 2014

 

Stunning yes I see what you mean the flowers are huge as well.

20 May, 2017

 

Yes, the many flowers cover the tree in summer. It's such an incredible flowering tree.

20 May, 2017

 

Yes I can see how there are clusters of flowers.

20 May, 2017

 

I'm down to one small plant. Its either still dormant,or dead. It broke out into leaf late last year also- then grew very fast.
But,every year is a gamble.

24 May, 2017

 

Stan,

My small seedling are growing like gangbusters now! I can't believe how fast the Delonix regia and Colivea racemosa seedlings are growing now! It was amazing they made it through this pretty wet winter.

26 May, 2017

 

I have mine in a large Bonsai pot..but if it gets going like last year? I want to get it into a 5 gallon. These are far too tender to expect dwarfing to help survival!

26 May, 2017

 

Yes, It's tender; however, it develops hardiness with age.

28 May, 2017

 

Wow those flowers are stunning great photo Andy.

22 Aug, 2017

 

Thank you. Yes, it's called by many "the most beautiful tree in the world".

22 Aug, 2017

 

I can see why☺

22 Aug, 2017

 

This tree and Syzygium malaccense are considered by many authors in books to be the most beautiful trees in the world! Syzygium malaccense (Malay Apple) is a bit of a tough grow here in San Diego. It prefers a very hot tropical climate.

24 Aug, 2017

 

I would agree being the most beautiful in the world but others might see it different beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It looks good in your photo there.

24 Aug, 2017

 

It's very true beauty is subjective. I guess it's based on a large percentage of people who see these trees.

25 Aug, 2017

 

I can see it is Andy I would think when people see it would take their breath away it would mine.

25 Aug, 2017

 

Yes, especially when you see it in person. A camera cannot capture the real brilliance of this tree. It's breath-taking!

25 Aug, 2017

 

No camera s don't capture the brilliance of certain plants . As I thought then breathe taking.

26 Aug, 2017

 

Yes, it is. :>))

27 Aug, 2017

 

27 Aug, 2017



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