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Flamboyant Royal Poinciana Delonix Regia
The world’s most colorful tree! Spring and summer is the season for the most flamboyant show of redish orange flowers you will ever see on a large tropical tree. It’s almost as if the tree is glowing with lights due to the bright vivid color of the blooms.
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ABOUT THIS TREE Royal Poinciana – The world’s most colorful tree! Spring and summer is the season for the most flamboyant show of redish orange flowers you will ever see on a large tropical tree. It’s almost as if the tree is glowing with lights due to the bright vivid color of the blooms. A semi evergreen, Royal Poinciana can reach mature heights of 30 to 40 feet tall with a spreading umbrella like canopy. Easily kept small by pruning for container growing, or plant in ground in warmer zones for a full size effect. These are very healthy tropical trees with well established root systems. This Royal Poinciana is ready to be repotted and enjoyed upon delivery. Please note: Leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress. The growth rate of Royal Poinciana will vary greatly depending on season, soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Always changing!
BASIC CARE Royal Poinciana are very easy to grow tropical trees that and seem to grow best when neglected. They add a wonderful accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In very cold zones a containerized Royal Poinciana can be brought inside for the winter months. Most will survive a very light frost and quickly return to normal in spring. In the northern end of their grow zone Royal Poinciana trees should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. When you receive your new tree, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new tree can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it a shady location. You can then add some mulch to the bucket to keep your Royal Poinciana standing straight. The mulch will also supply nutrients while in storage. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your Royal Poinciana.
CONTAINER SIZE Most gardeners don’t realize that Royal Poinciana trees grow very well in patio containers. Allow enough room for growth generally a 18″ to a 30″ diameter, 14″ deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your tree will be. When the tree becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a larger pot.
SOIL Royal Poinciana enjoy well drained but moist, rich organic mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky soils.
FERTILIZER To help establish your new Royal Poinciana, fertilize sparingly, biannually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. WARNING – The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers may damage the roots thus killing the tree.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT Best outdoors if grown in zone 10a-11, find your zone here. This tree requires 85-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is best. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted tree will flourish over the summer months in this zone but must be brought inside for the winter months. (avoid frost)
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS Here at Kens Nursery these trees are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this tree to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE All trees for sale will vary in size. In the spring, trees are often smaller than trees shipped in the fall. Most trees designated with a (-4, or -3) will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a (-5, or -7). The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual trees ready to ship. (click-here)
Note: Before leaving, Royal Poinciana are inspected, watered, pruned if necessary and topped to 36″ to facilitate shipping. Your new tree is then bagged to keep the soil moist, to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your tree is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased. You may want to buy Royal Poinciana online now while they are in stock.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES? Very Simple Flat Rate. The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states. We do NOT ship to AK, HI or PR. Orders placed from these areas will be refunded and cancelled. Orders placed from the western regions in the US can have an extended delivery time up to 9 days, we strongly recommend orders be placed in early spring or late fall to avoid hot summer temps. In these regions you are accepting full responsibility for the shipment and understand the risks involved due to distance and temperatures. Western shipments are not guaranteed in the months of June-July-August-September.
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HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
Wow, like a present! With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)
ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
No. Sorry, at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.
To ensure proper delivery most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.