Pride of Barbados

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UploadedNovember 21, 2010
TakenNovember 1, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/250 sec at f/14
FlashFlash, strobe return light not detected
Focal Length300 mm
ISO200
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CAESALPINIA PULCHERRIMA

Dwarf Poinciana

This large shrub/small tree has flowers that resemble a Royal Poinciana tree with the advantage of a smaller size. The Royal Poinciana, considered by some the most beautiful flowering tree in the world, is large and sometimes reach 30' in height with 50' spread. This makes this Caesalpinia perfect for smaller yards where space is limited.

It grows in full to partial sun. Provide average water and fertilizer during the growing season. Keep a little drier during the winter, when the plant can loose most of its leaves.

It is quite drought tolerant when established.

It can reach 10'-12' in height and will bloom most of the time during warm weather.

The Dwarf Poinciana will bloom in a 10"pot and can be kept small.

If you choose you can trim it back, do so during the winter right before the plant resprouts in Feb/March.

The plant should survive temperatures in the high 20°s and perhaps even lowers with adequate protection.

As long as the temperatures doesn't go too much in the 20°s, the plant should be kept outside.

This plant can be grown in pots, but it will perform a lot better if eventually planted in the ground.

FAMILY: Fabaceae

ORIGIN: Caribbean

TYPE/USES : shrub/small tree

SIZE: 6'-12'

GROWTH RATE : average

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full to partial sun

WATER REQUIREMENTS : average

MIN. TEMP.: mid 20's

FLOWER: warm months of the year

COMMENTS: semi-deciduous

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  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (21 Nov 2010):

    beautiful shot..

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