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The Royal Poinciana (Regia) is generally described as a perennial tree. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the year round . The Royal Poinciana (Regia) has green foliage and inconspicuous orange flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous black fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the early summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the year round and continuing until year round. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Royal Poinciana (Regia) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Royal Poinciana (Regia) will reach up to 50 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 50 feet.

The Royal Poinciana (Regia) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, seed. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 31°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Tree
Growth Period Year Round
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Early Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Multiple Stem
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 50
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color Orange
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Year Round Year Round
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 31
Soil Depth for Roots 60
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4–7 pH
Precipitation Range 40–40 inches/yr
Planting Density 170–300 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 60
Minimum Frost-Free Days 365 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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Plant Name Synonyms
  • Poinciana regia
Plant Distribution
can be found in Florida, Hawaii, PR, VI