Pride of Barbados

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Pride of Barbados

Poinciana pulcherrima
Royal Poinciana; Peacock Flower; Flamboyan
4

8 feet
4

8 feet
Caribbean
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun. Deciduous, with pinnate leaves and spectacular poinciana flowers that eat up summer heat, attracting swarms of hummingbirds and butterflies. On its own it grows to shrub size. Drought hardy once established; see it planted along highways throughout San Antonio. The stems bear sharp furry thorns.

Maintenance

None needed. Cut back, if desired, after hard freezes. Light pruning in summer produces a nice parasol form.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
4-8' H, 4-8' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Orange, Red, Yellow
Bloom Time:
July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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