General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 40 to 50 feet
Plant Spread: 25 to 50 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3 to 4 inch long pods, green, maturing to coppery-red, to black
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Common names
  • Yellow Poinciana
  • Yellow Flame Tree
  • Copperpod
  • Yellow Flame
  • Golden Flamboyant
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Peltophorum pterocarpum
  • Synonym: Caesalpinia glenieii

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