Upright shrub or small tree that has fast, dense growth. Coarse, prickly, dark green leaves consist of many 3/4" leaflets. Bears clusters of red or orange flowers throughout warm weather.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Poinciana p.)
Leaf notes : Leaves composed of numerous elliptic to obovate leaflets to 3/4".
Leaf texture : Coarse, prickly, fern-like
Leaf length : 12"
Leaf shape : Compund
Leaf color : Dark green
Flower notes : Blooms throughout warm weather in erect racemes to 8" long.
Flower shape : Cup-shaped
Flower color : Red
Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous
Average size maturity width : 10 ft.
Average size maturity height : 10 ft.
Growth rate : Fast
USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)
Sunset zone : 12-16, 18-23
Water requirements : Moderate
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes