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We were commenting on messy trees with Delonix1 and the one that was mentioned was Jacaranda. Delonix1 has one in the yard and I wanted Delonix1 to see the ones in the Mexican village we go to in the winter. They are really striking when in bloom.
I love these trees….wish we could grow them on Vancouver island.

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These bloom in March in Mexico.

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Oh yes! They're glorious in bloom, and nice in full leaf, but the leaf stems, and tiny, windborne leaflets, can make a horrid mess while they are dropping just before bloom in spring. As for a substitute for Vancouver Island, the best that I can think of is Sapphire Dragon Tree (Paulownia kawakamii), and that is similar only in flower color and shape.

20 Nov, 2012

 

HI Tugbrethil
Thanks for your suggestion. My closest nursery has a Paulownia tomentosa(empress tree).I do not know if there is any difference from the Paulownia kawakamii... but my gosh the leaves are huge, reminds me of Catalpa.
I actually like the leaf texture of Jacaranda even though the flowers are the spectacle.

20 Nov, 2012

 

Klahanie:

Thank for the pics and the blog! :>)

Jacaranda trees start blooming at the end of March here in San Diego. They typically bloom from March - early July.
There's literally millions of Jacaranda trees here in San Diego. San Diego turns purple-blue in spring (and many other cities in California, also).

I'm assuming the trees with the red flowers are Delonix regia (Royal Poinciana) just starting to bloom. I see beautiful large Royal palms (Roystonea regia). They grow here in San Diego, also.

Here's some of my Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) pics in San Diego.

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

20 Nov, 2012

 

Hi Klahanie ..

Such pretty photos of the trees and cacti !
Lovely :o)

20 Nov, 2012

 

What a lovely blue, I,d heard of them but never seen, the photo's with the cacti are lovely

20 Nov, 2012

 

Thanks for reading the blog Delonix1.

And thank you Terra and Pamg for a visit.
Jacarandas have the most beautiful blue color I have ever seen on a tree.That is why they are so popular in the parts of the world where they can grow them.Even if they can be messy.

20 Nov, 2012

 

Well I suppose all trees can, my drive at the moment is a beautiful golden carpet courtesy of the cherry tree.....

20 Nov, 2012

 

Klahanie:

Do you know if the red flowering trees are Delonix regia? ...or maybe some species of Erythrina? Erythrina species, when blooming look almost spectacular as Delonix regia.

20 Nov, 2012

 

They're a beautiful shape and colour. I like the twisty branches ...
I like the Opuntias too :o))

20 Nov, 2012

 

Delonix, I did not know that. There are lots of blooming red trees in that area but I think that they are called African Tulip. They are sometimes mixed with another tree which they call Primavera (yellow) and that is a beautiful sight as well.

20 Nov, 2012

 

Hywel, :-) just for you. They were huge.

20 Nov, 2012

 

lol ! :D thank you ...
Yes they can grow very big !

20 Nov, 2012

 

Klahanie:

The shape of the red flowering trees are very similar to Delonix regia. Typically, African Tulip trees are more upright (they are widely grown here, too).

Yes, the Primavera tree (Tabebuia chrysotricha) is pretty spectacular. They are pretty widely grown here; however, Tabebuia impetiginosa is the tree of choice for most private gardens and parks (it starts to bloom in January).

20 Nov, 2012

 

Klahanie:
In my experience, the flowers on P. tomentosa are more on the pink side of lavender, than on the blue side, and the tree grows larger. Other than that, not much difference.

21 Nov, 2012

 

It's ironic all the trees we're talking about (Paulonia, Catalpa, Jacaranda and Spathodea [African tulip tree]) are in the Bignoniaceae family! :>)

22 Nov, 2012

 

'Strooth, Delonix! : )

24 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you Tugbrethil. To me, the trees with blue flowers are much more attractive than the ones with pink flowers. There are so many pink flowers around here so they do not seem to be that special. I seek blue.
Take care.

26 Nov, 2012

 

I did not know that Delonix1, Nice family! :-)

26 Nov, 2012

 

Yes, the Bignoniaceae family has some of the nicest flowering trees and vines.

27 Nov, 2012

 

Delonix1,
Is Cybistax donnel-smithii the same tree as Tabebuia Chrysotricha? and how about Tabebuia argentea and Tabebuia caraiba ? is there any difference between these spieces?

I posted this in a question section but I think you are the expert here on subtropical spiecies Delonix1.

28 Nov, 2012

 

Tabebuia donnell-smithii is very similar to T. chrysotricha. Cybistax is the old genus for Tabebuia.

There's many species of Tabebuia. Many of them look very similar and can be difficult to id.

28 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you Delonix1

28 Nov, 2012

 

You're welcome.

29 Nov, 2012

 

Thank you for sharing us thisd your beautiful and amazing blog:-))) really enjoy it a lot:-)))

28 Jan, 2013

 

I am happy that you enjoyed it Junna.
Thank you for your comment.

28 Jan, 2013

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