Flame of the Forest - a stunning small tree from India,... more
Butea monosperma (frondosa) - Flame of the Forest
Flame of the Forest - a stunning small tree from India, Sri Lanka with spectacular clusters of red flowers. Very slow growing. The trunk is very interesting, it becomes twisted, follows no particular pattern, making it a conversation piece. At the base it can form a bottle-like caudex if grown in a pot. This tree drops leaves in late spring and starts re-leafing around end of June (in Florida).