I bought a small flamboyant tree from someone but I suspect that it may look alot like one but isn't. It is not blooming flowers yet and has no fruit pods so I can not tell if it is really flamboyant or just a tree with very similiar characteristics (leaves seem to look the same). I thought that flamboyant should have thorns (I have seen the yellow variety with big thorns. Mine is only 5 feet tall so I am not sure how much longer before it produces flowers. I am afradi to get attached and be disappointed if it is not a flamboyan. Can someone tell me if no thorns means no flamboyan?
- 7 Nov, 2009