Peltophorum pterocarpum the Yellow Poinciana
Peltophorum pterocarpum, is known as the Yellow Poinciana, Golden flame Tree or Yellow flame tree.
An excellent tree as a feature in a large tropical to sub tropical garden, forming a large rounded trunk over time this is a fast growing tree that can provide a quick fix, in some landscaping situations, the yellow flowers are followed by brown seed pods.
A deciduous tree Peltophorum pterocarpum can be found growing to 25m depending on conditions. In cultivation usually at around 10m sometimes less. Native to the Northern Territory this is a can suffer in high winds however will reshoot if cut back after any damage.
A spreading canopy and can withstand dry conditions. Shade trees are an essential landscape element in every home. Shade trees provide protection for other plants and of course a cooling effect.
Some good specimens can be seen at the James Cook University.
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