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Royal Poinciana Tree

Delonix regia

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Growing Zones: 9-11
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft

Mature Width:

20-30 ft


Full Sun


12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Delonix regia

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The flowering tree with flaming beauty

You will need to put on your sunglasses before gazing at the Poinciana tree's blazing beauty once it erupts with thousands of bright red blooms every spring. The flame colored blooms melt the snow away in order to make way for spring.

The hot blooms are a delight to watch, as they shimmer and dance among the tree branches every time the wind blows. Poinciana trees stand out like a beacon as the brightest trees in the neighborhood, attracting the jealous eyes of neighbors to your yard.

Brightly colored Poinciana blooms pop against lush, long slender leaves that give this tree a tropical look. The exotic subtropical elegance of this tree will create a relaxed feeling of zen that is usually only found in oriental jungles.

Because Poinciana trees are semi-evergreen, if your climate is warm enough then these trees won't lose their leaves, and will provide your yard with abundant green foliage all year.

Poinciana trees are the perfect addition to any landscape with their fast growth rate of up to five feet a year. Once planted they take off in order to provide breath taking beauty among the landscape. Their rapid growth rate and size also makes them the perfect choice for areas that need shade trees fast.

These vigorous growers have an extremely high drought tolerance and grow extremely well in the dry, sandy areas where other flowering trees can't take the heat. Places with arid conditions are often turned into relaxing oases once Poinciana trees are planted to create shade and beauty.

Don't miss your chance to add glamourous Poinciana trees to your landscape. They are selling out fast and we recommend getting yours today, before they're gone.

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Customer Reviews

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14 Reviews
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Incredible! The most beautiful tree I have ever seen!
This tree came to me in excellent condition in just two days! I planted it and a few months later I got my first cluster of blooms. Now the thing is covered and I get compliments all the time!!!
I grew mine in a container and followed the directions.
July 29, 2015
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Looking goood!!!!
First I must say that I was impressed on how good they packaged this plant.
Upon opening I noticed that it had lost some of it's leaves due to the long trip and that is understandable. I live in Northern CA. Follow their instructions and planted 4 days after it arrived,just kept it moist and partial sun.
Now after one month it's looking incredible nice and healthy. It is under full sun 90+F. It has already grown a few inches and is taller than its supporting stick that it came with. Already had to install an additional support.
Can't wait until and hope to see this tree grow and provide me with a much needed shade.
I will definitely buy from FGT again.
Thank you!!
August 23, 2017
poinciana is growin
my Poinciana is growing very healthy, can you tell me if it'll bloom this year? or have to wait to see blooms a couple of more years?

I'll send a picture but the latest that mu husband too are not to clear, tomorrow we'll take more pictures and we'll send them for anyone to see.

May 20, 2018
4 months ago
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The tree was packaged well and the shipment was quick to arrive. It was healthy, green, and now planted, growing well.
Growing Great!
Growing Great!
June 30, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
The plant is a bit delicate and the thin branches suffered a bit in the 3000 mile journey to my home. After 2 weeks in the outdoors under the shade of a large tree the plant is sprouting new branches and leaves and will do just fine!
May 20, 2018
4 months ago
I ordered two trees, and they were packaged well with some damage to limbs and leaves. I should have planted them the day they arrived, but it rained for days. On the fourth day, they looked awful, but after a couple of weeks of being planted, they were thriving. I can’t wait for them to get larger.
May 13, 2018
5 months ago
Royal Poinciana Tree.
I love Royal Poinciana Tree and its flowers . I ordered one from your nursery, when I got it, the leaves already dried and burned, I hoped that plant the tree right away will help to bring the leaves back soon. It.'s been more than a month, still no leave comes out. I still hope the tree will be ok, but only hope... Have to wait a little longer to see... Recommend improving & faster shipping to protect the tree from dry & burn out.
June 18, 2018
4 months ago
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Ok, I guess
The tree arrived a little damaged. Looks like it’s struggling to grow. I hope it makes it. I really like this type of tree.
June 10, 2018
3 months ago
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Tree arrived in bad condition. All branches broken. Keeping it on patio as protected from weather as possible. It's beginning to sprout green growth that may turn into little branches and lacy leaves. One needs patience and care for plants to see that this one survives.
June 23, 2018
2 months ago
Super tree!!!
We Planted our Royal Ponciana two months before a major hurricane struck here in Southwest Florida. Not only did the new trees survive but as florist and growing tremendously and only one year
July 29, 2018
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Royal Poinciana Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Royal Poinciana Tree .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Royal Poinciana Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Royal Poinciana Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Sharon H on Jul 13, 2018
Because it is a beautiful tree
Gwendolyn B on Jun 22, 2018
Sharon H on Jul 13, 2018
I would like it in my yard
William M on Jul 7, 2018
Because it is a beautiful tree
Gwendolyn B on Jun 22, 2018
Love the color
Theresa W on Jun 5, 2018
Beautiful color and appears to provide significant shade.
Donna C on May 31, 2018
Fast growing, colorful, large for privacy and shade.
June K on May 26, 2018
Fast growing, color, semi evergreen
Paula S on Apr 1, 2018
I saw a mature tree in full bloom and fell in love. I just hope mine doesn't take too long to bloom.
Bobbie C on Mar 17, 2018
My wife and I both like the shape of the tree but also the flower color and shape.
James K on Mar 7, 2018
This tree's spectacular color will stand out from the green forest behind it. This is being added to the property line along with the Royal Empress previously purchased which really lived up to the "fast growing tree" name. The added benefit of growth of up to five feet a year makes this an ideal tree.
Stacy P on Mar 6, 2018
My daughter's favorite tree - it is her housewarming gift. After Hurricane Irma, we have been waiting for this for five months!
Sherry S on Mar 5, 2018
In Florida, the tree is beautiful.
Dewey H on Mar 24, 2016
The resort that I go to in riviera Maya has one of these trees and I have admired it for a very long time. My mother wanted one on one of our trips to Mexico when I was a child . She was mesmerized by its beauty, the same way that I am. It's time to grow my own and enjoy it year round.
Tammie C on Feb 7, 2016
for the color and flowers
dennis d on Jan 26, 2016
looking for drought tolerant trees due to living in the desert. We have water restrictions and can't use a lot of water. the tree looks beautiful, so I hope it does well.
Agnes M on Dec 1, 2015
It's vibrant and will grow in zone 10
Felisa H on Nov 10, 2015
I was looking for what to plant in my yard so drove around neighbors and this flowers were beautiful and
easy growing.
Kim F on Oct 25, 2015
I would like it in my yard
William M on Jul 7, 2018
Love the color
Theresa W on Jun 5, 2018
Could this be grown as a patio plant?
Christal on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree does prefer to be in the ground so we do not recommend it as a patio plant.
How close can this be planted to a home or concrete walkway?
Vicki L on Dec 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 20 feet from a structure to accommodate the broad-spreading canopy of this tree. Plant 12-15 feet from a concrete drive.
MaryMaddox on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No I would not call this a weeping tree.
Hi can you tell me the height of the plants I'll be getting? Thank you.
Stephanie V on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The gallon sizes are listed because we cannot guarantee what height they will be. The heights can vary from 6-12 inches and up.
What is the blooming time span? Does it bloom throughout the summer?
Bonnie on Feb 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Their blooming period is from May - June
Will this tree mess up//lift a brick drive if planted next to it? Does it drop a lot of flowers or leaves and create a mess?
robert m on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 12-15 feet from the drive. Yes it will drop the flowers and leaves.
Is the Royal Poinciana Tree toxic to dogs?
marilyn j on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No it is not poisonous to dogs
Does this tree only have red blooms is there any similar trees like this with yellow blooms?
Marjorie M on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does come in yellow. However, you may have to get it from a local nursery.
Can this tree begin in a large container?
C R on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be started in a container.
Will this tree do well in San Antonio, TX and when is the best time to plant?
Marty R on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm no expert but live in Mobile, AL. We planted it a few weeks ago and it seems to be thriving.
Hi, does this tree have thorns?
Jolly R on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I purchased one of these threes about a year ago, and I'm happy to report it is doing very well here in the sunshine state.

But to answer your question. No, there are No Thorns.
I am living columbus ohio so is the Air is good?
Addisu B on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live in Florida. We ola yes our tree a year ago and it made it through a hurricane shortly after planting. T has grown tremendously in a year.
Would this tree grow in the lower desert in Southern California? The temperatures can get as high as 116-118 degrees in the summer time.
Terrie Z on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Is the flower tree Deer resistant?
Patricia S on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Royal Poinciana is rarely bothered by deer. Also keep in mind if food is scarce deer will eat anything.
Hi,I live in Barstow's the high desert will this tree do well here?
Mary Melissa F on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
CAROL C E on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Life Expectancy is 40 years.
Can i care for this plant and keep it in zone 9? 28443 zip area,by the ocean
Ted Floyd on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 9-11.
How tall does this tree grow to and is it for zone 9?
Jo-Anne B on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It gets 20-30 foot tall. The growing zones are 9-11
Is it hard to grow them from seeds?
Anna G on Aug 17, 2018
does the tree grow as shown, similar to an acacia, or does it need to be pruned to shape?
julie on Aug 4, 2018

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