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Dwarf Poinciana Flowers
Lens: Pentax DA 18- 135mm Camera: Pentax K 50 Photo Location: Sanford Florida ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/320s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: rhanz, 09-24-2023, 08:24 AM

Flowers on the Red Peacock Dwarf Poinciana tree.

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Great looking images of these blooms, rhanz. Something that I have not seen before. Are they common in Florida?
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Great looking images of these blooms, rhanz. Something that I have not seen before. Are they common in Florida?
They need zone 10 weather. In my area it can get down to freezing for short periods of time. Below 40 degrees they should be covered.There aren’t to many in my area.
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Sharp and colourful.

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Sharp and colourful.
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Great looking images of these blooms, rhanz. Something that I have not seen before. Are they common in Florida?
They're native in the Caribbean and Mexico, I think. I see one now and then, gorgeous flowers -- as shown here! -- but I think the shrubs are a bit untidy, sort of rangy and sprawling, so not popular as landscape subjects here, even in Zone 10. And we get a cold night now and then, which tends to weed them out during some winters. Caesalpinia pulcherrima, not closely related to royal poinciana, Delonix regia, but both are in the bean/pea family. Spectacular in bloom, no mistake!



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They're native in the Caribbean and Mexico, I think. I see one now and then, gorgeous flowers -- as shown here! -- but I think the shrubs are a bit untidy, sort of rangy and sprawling, so not popular as landscape subjects here, even in Zone 10. And we get a cold night now and then, which tends to weed them out during some winters. Caesalpinia pulcherrima, not closely related to royal poinciana, Delonix regia, but both are in the bean/pea family. Spectacular in bloom, no mistake!


Thanks for sharing your plant knowledge Julie. Two of my neighbors are growing them and that’s where my photos were taken.I had a yellow one that didn’t survive last winter .

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Thanks for sharing your plant knowledge Julie. Two of my neighbors are growing them and that’s where my photos were taken.I had a yellow one that didn’t survive last winter .
Always glad to help, when I can!

Lots of folks here -- I am among them! -- practice Zone Denial, planting things inappropriate for the climate. BTW, there are multiple color forms of poinciana, too. Deep orange is the typical color, but they range from yellow (several shades) through many shades of orange to dark red. Messy, weak trees, but take-your-breath-away stunning in full bloom.
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