Delonix regia or Flamboyant

The Flamboyant has a umbrella shaped crown. During dry season ot is leafless. After the first rainshowers the tree will bloom first (red, orange or yellow flowers). The flowers can last for a month. After flowering the the long (30 - 40 cm/12 - 16 inches) A beautiful tree for in the garden.

Very wind tolerant and drought resistant. Do plant it well away from paths and roads as the roots grow superficially and can cause damage to them.