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Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana Flowering


Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana Flowering (Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana)

Another gorgeous flowering Royal Poinciana flowering in San Diego, CA. Photo taken Aug. 8, 2018.



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Great display.

12 Aug, 2018

 

Yes, Delonix regia gives a great display of flowers when it has a lot of heat! :>))

15 Aug, 2018

 

You certainly have got the heat this year for the flowering.

15 Aug, 2018

 

Yes, for sure, lots of heat this year! :>))

15 Aug, 2018

 

Its nice to see certain trees like this can survive it though even if you can't lol.

15 Aug, 2018

 

Penny,

Delonix regia can stand extreme desert heat with not problems. This tree grows even better out in the low deserts of California and Arizona. It even doesn't need water out there, which amazes me!

16 Aug, 2018

 

It's a magic tree then amazing how it survives with no water and in the desert it must work like a cacti.

16 Aug, 2018

 

In Madagascar where it native, it's monsoonal climate. In winter it's dry and summer is the rainy season.

For some reason this tree can tolerate extreme heat and severe dryness once established. It appears to grow much larger in climate that have more rain during summer, though.

17 Aug, 2018

 

It sounds to me that it is good at storing water and releases it according to how hot it is have you thought it works that way.

18 Aug, 2018

 

I'm not sure, I just know it's an extremely drought tolerant and heat tolerant tree. :>))

18 Aug, 2018

 

It's seeds have a fatty oil it's roots can up raise pavements so must have a vigorous root system perhaps this is how it survives searching for water and the leaves are used to cure dietetics it also is medicinal for anti inflamotary and other diseases.

18 Aug, 2018

 

Yes, a lot of medicinal uses from this tree. It's roots can be quite invasive. Here in South California the roots go deeper because of the extremely long dry season. In wetter areas the roots stay on the surface and cause a lot of problems.

19 Aug, 2018

 

It surprised me the tree had a medicinal use.

I can imagine the damage the roots cause in wetter areas. Yes with your area being a drought area the roots will go deep.

20 Aug, 2018



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