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Dwarf Poinciana


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 Characteristics

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 Characteristics

Flower notes : Blooms throughout warm weather in erect racemes to 8" long.

Flower shape : Cup-shaped

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 10 ft.

Average size maturity height : 10 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F (Z9a)

Sunset zone : 12-16, 18-23

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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