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Delonix floribunda, Delonix adansonioides, Baobab Poinciana

Delonix floribunda, Delonix adansonioides

Baobab Poinciana
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Madagascar
CaudexSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very rare in cultivation, small to medium sized, dry deciduous tree, endemic of dry forests of Madagascar. It has a thick, swollen trunk reminiscent of a Baobab, a rounded crown and dense tufts of curious greenish yellow flowers. Very large flat heads of yellow flowers appear in late spring. The tree is grown as a showy ornamental in rich soil in a subtropical to tropical climate. It can be propagated from seed.

Similar plants:

Delonix floribunda, Delonix adansonioides, Baobab Poinciana

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