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Royal Poinciana


Central Florida’s Premiere Tree Installer, The Tree Planters located in Lakeland, is your #1 source for large, rare, and exotic palms and trees. At The Tree Planters, we have installed and transplanted thousands of large trees of every variety all over Florida for over 50 years. Every tree we sell, we plant. Every tree we plant, we guarantee for One Full Year.

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We offer Free Delivery Within a 50-mile radius of Lakeland, Florida (All other delivery fees will be quoted at time of purchase), and a One-Year Guarantee on every tree planted by The Tree Planters.
The Royal Poinciana is a lovely tree is decorated in summer with rich orange-red flowers on its umbrella-shaped crown of fine-textured leaves. With its wide-reaching canopy, this tree is way too big for smaller properties and can overwhelm even a medium-sized yard.

It’s best planted in a large expanse of lawn with no garden bed beneath, since the poinciana’s root system is superficial rather than deep. This means it will compete with (and win out over) nearby plants for water and nutrients.

Poincianas are fast-growing trees, reaching heights of 40 to 50 feet. It can grow even wider than its height, so plan accordingly when you choose a place to plant. Tropical in nature, these red-flowering trees do best in Zone 10, beginning to flower at age 4 or 5.

They are deciduous (though thankfully our winters are short), and produce seed pods which won’t become a nuisance since seeds take years to germinate.

Plant in a well-drained area in full sun for ideal fullness and flowering. The showy poinciana flowers appear in late spring through mid-summer.