Royal poinciana (Delonix regia) is a deciduous tree known for its striking scarlet canopy of springtime flowers. It grows best in USDA planting zones 10 through 12, preferring full sun and a well-draining soil. Plant away from structures, as the tree is messy and shallow roots can damage foundations.
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