Peltophorum Dubium (Yellow Poinciana)

Yellow Poinciana

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Description

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Peltophorum Dubium (Yellow Poinciana) is not one of the Delonix species, but it is also a Poinciana. In the same way, it is often confused with Copperpod, Peltophorum Petrocarpum.

However, is a medium-size tree typically reaching about 40 feet in height and as in wide or wider in spread. It draws attention thanks to its high branches, that form an open round to umbrella-canopy; also it has a slender trunk with thick scaly gray bark. Additionally, leaves are semi-deciduous, very lace-like, bright green, alternate, bipinnate; each is about 18 inches long with 12-20 pairs of primary leaflets each with 20-30 pairs of tiny secondary leaflets. Flowers grow in and upright whorl clusters with fragrant yellow blooms about 3/4 inch in diameter, which nearly cover the canopy. While fruits are flat, hard, brown, leathery pods, up to 4 inches long, containing 1-3 seeds, used for propagation; and pods persist on the tree for over a year.

This tree is a pioneer species and is tolerant of various soil types if well drained. Its delicate foliage and showy flowers make Peltophorum Dubium (Yellow Poinciana) a popular garden and park specimen and shade tree, in parking lots and along streets; also for land reclamation.

Additional information

Gallons

25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.

Common Name

Yellow Poinciana

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Origin

South America

Flowering Season

Spring-Summer

Salt Tolerance

Moderate Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Moderate Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun or Partial Shade

Flower Color

Yellow

Shape

Wide Canopy

Plant Type

Deciduous, Evergreen

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