Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas is a brilliant variety of tree poinciana. This elegant tree produces interesting and peculiar fern-like foliage which is punctuated by amazingly bright flowers that engulf the entire tree canopy for several months. The flowers of Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas are blend of fluorescent red when they first emerge and change to red-hot metal orange colour. Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas will grow as far south as Victoria on the East of Coast of Australia, however is most suited to the sub-tropics, further north where it will flower most profusely when the winter temperatures are relatively mild. The variety Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas is a selection made from the Greater Brisbane area which has proven to be one of the first to begin and last to finish varieties of Poinciana to flower. Poincianas are members of the legume family (Fabaceae) and therefore have nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their root-systems, which enables them to produce their own nitrogen fertiliser, and maintain their beautiful deep green foliage, even in quite sandy or nutrient depleted soils. For this reason, Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas is particularly well suited as a hardy and rewarding bonsai plant. The scientific name for this variety is Delonix Regia, and in addition to Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas, common names include, Flame Tree, Phoenix's Tail, Peacock Tree, amongst several others.
Advantages of Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas
- Early and long flowering season (SEQ selection)
- Beautiful fern-like foliage
- Majestic specimen plant ideal for high-impact feature
- Long-lived tree
- Suitable for bonsai
- 3 - 5m height in the 5 years, but can grow as tall as 10m over the years
- 10m apart is suitable planting distance though these are generally planted as features
- Suitable for part-shade and full sun
- Drought tolerant
- Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
- Hardy semi-deciduous tree
What am I Purchasing?
- Premium seeds of Poinciana Flamboyant BrisVegas
- Easy to follow seed propagation notes