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Although it is called Yellow Poinciana, Peltophorum pterocarpum
is not closely related to the Royal Poinciana. From a distance, however, the leaf
structure looks very similar and the individual flowers bear a striking resemblance
to those of Royal Poinciana.
The flower pannicles of Yellow Poinciana are held above the foliage and are easily
visible. Blooming from June to September, once the beautiful sprays of flowers are
spent they give way to masses of 3-inch long, bright copper-coloured pods. Another
name for Yellow Poinciana is Copper Pod Tree.
Native to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and northern Australia, Yellow Poinciana trees can grow
to 40 feet and are excellent parkland trees. They are easily grown from seed and
usually flower in their third year. Joe Kern (367-3986) and Jack Hardy (367-4465)
can provide you with seeds.
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