Peltophorum - yellow poinciana
Showy and eyecatching, this native tropical tree makes a dramatic pairing with red poinciana and purple jacaranda. If you go to Mumbai you might see a road planted in alternate red and yellow poincianas!
A familiar sight in many tropical regions, this tree also has heaps of common names - yellow poinciana, copperpods, yellow flame tree, golden flamboyant - testament to how popular it is across the southern hemisphere.
ORIGIN : Native to tropical regions of India, southeast Asia, northern Australia
USE FOR : Large gardens as a feature and shade tree. Flowers appear after about four years, fast for a tree. Bark is used to dye sogan batik cloth in Indonesia.
CLIMATE : Frost tender; subtropical climate. Protect from harsh winds.
PLANTING : Full sun to part shade. Suits most soil types.
CARE : Mulch and water well for up to 12 weeks or until the plant is established. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring for maximum flowering and new growth.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH : 15-25m H x 15-25m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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