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Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana, Gulmohar Tree Flowering in San Diego, CA.


Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana, Gulmohar Tree Flowering in San Diego, CA. (Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana)

I had to post one more photo of my favorite flowering tree. This lovely tropical flowering tree is considered by many as "the most beautiful tree in the world". Photo taken July 24, 2013.



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It is such a beautiful tree, Delonix.

1 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks! Yes, it is. :>)

1 Aug, 2013

 

This is a stunning photo of a beautiful tree: I have seen trees like this in the Botanical Gardens in Mauritius; there, they call it "the flame tree" is it the same tree? David.

1 Aug, 2013

 

David:

Thanks. :>)

Yes, flame tree is another common name. There's so many common names for this tree, here's a few of them: Tabachin, Krishnachura, Llama del Bosque, Flamboyant, Flamboyan.

Flame tree is another very common name for: Spathodea campanulata and Brachychiton acerifolius. These trees are widely grown here in San Diego, CA., also.

1 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks for that information Delonix; my partner Pamela, was born in Mauritius, and we plan to take a holiday there with friends next year; we always visit the Botanic Gardens, and have lunch in the out-side restaurant, with flame-trees in the forground, set against
the spikey-brittle volcanic mountains.

1 Aug, 2013

 

Superb Palamte great picture

1 Aug, 2013

 

Im gobsmacked (in crude parlance)!! Stunning

1 Aug, 2013

 

I want it!

2 Aug, 2013

 

David:

You're welcome for the information.

Sounds beautiful sitting outside looking at the mountain in view of Royal Poinciana trees.

We have millions more Jacaranda trees than Delonix regia tree here in San Diego. San Diego turns purple-blue with s many Jacaranda trees around (many other cities in California have the same effect). Large Jacaranda trees are very cheap.

3 Aug, 2013

 

Palmate, thanks! Glad you liked the photo! :>)

3 Aug, 2013

 

Tetrarch:

Thanks for the comment! :>)

3 Aug, 2013

 

Sanyn:

I know many people want this tree; however, it will only grow in tropical to warm subtropical climates.

3 Aug, 2013

 

They are a fabulous summer bloomer here. Such a common tree and we do tend to take it for granted.

4 Aug, 2013

 

Bernieh:

I know they must look marvelous blooming in your tropical climate.

D. regia in not as common as I would like it to be here. Of course, everyone wants a Jacaranda tree. lol! :>) Royal Poinciana is starting to become much more popular these days.

4 Aug, 2013

 

Well you know Jacarandas are my favourite trees. Delonix are fantastic, but the Jacarandas are simply magnificent. It's probably that brilliant colour!

I'm afraid my poor Jacaranda didn't come through after that horrid cyclone that ripped up so much of our place a couple of years ago. It limped along for a while but it's just a stump now.

4 Aug, 2013

 

Yes, Jacaranda trees are fantastic! It definitely is one of the most beloved trees in California (where it can be grown) which is almost at all the lower elevations.

I'm so sorry to hear about your Jacaranda tree! That's such a shame that Cyclone Yasi has had such a long-lasting effect on your beautiful garden.

Are Jacaranda trees cheap to purchase there? They are very cheap here in San Diego. In fact, the city used to give them away if you wanted one (not sure if they still do this, though)... with budget cuts and all.

4 Aug, 2013

 

Unfortunately, Jacarandas are not so cheap here in the north. I'm going to try and get a more mature specimen because they take forever to establish here in the dry tropics. I'm going to have to cosset it for a while.

4 Aug, 2013

 

I can tell you from experience, Bernieh, that the seedlings grow like mad...my climate was not suitable and the little jacarandas didn't like indoor living...alas...I didn't have a heated year round solarium to "cosset" them. I envy you. I would love to grow both the Jacaranda and the Delonix regia. I remember a BBC series called "The Flame Trees of Thika"...it was about African colonialization in the 19th century. Wonder how they became Royal Poinciana? Was it also somehow connected with RJ Poinsett? like the Euphorbia pulcherima?

4 Aug, 2013

 

Benieh:

That sounds so strange. I know Jacaranda trees are extremely fast-growing (here anyway). There's so many here that never receive any water, also. We receive a lot less rain than you. The soil here (where I live) is very rocky and not very fertile.

4 Aug, 2013

 

Lori:

I wonder if that's how one of Delonix regia's common names came to be. There's so many many common names for D. regia throughout the world.

4 Aug, 2013

 

perhaps someone just equated the colour of the euphorbia with the colour of the delonix...you are right, there are so many regional names for it. It's a wonderful sight to see!

4 Aug, 2013

 

Yes, that could be true. I'll have to do some research.

Yes, it is a wonderful sight! The sight of this tree is person cannot be matched. It's a very difficult tree to photograph due to it's intense scarlet-red flowers.

4 Aug, 2013

 

An amazing sight to behold.....

5 Aug, 2013

 

Yes, and larger trees are even more impressive, especially in the tropics.

6 Aug, 2013

 

That is awesome, certainly don't see anything like that in the midwest!

13 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks! :>)

No, you definitely won't see this tree in the Mid-West not unless it was grown in a heated greenhouse.

13 Sep, 2013



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