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Old 05-16-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I did it! I bought a Royal Poinciana, Dwarf Poinciana, & Golden Rain Tree yesterday and planted them. I am so excited and hoping they thrive in my yard. I have admired the Royal Poinciana Tree for decades now and finally live in a climate where growing one might be feasible. It's my favorite of all trees. If any of you have advice or words of wisdom for me about these three trees please feel free to chime in. I'm definitely open to your advice or experiences with these trees. Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I did it! I bought a Royal Poinciana, Dwarf Poinciana, & Golden Rain Tree yesterday and planted them. I am so excited and hoping they thrive in my yard. I have admired the Royal Poinciana Tree for decades now and finally live in a climate where growing one might be feasible. It's my favorite of all trees. If any of you have advice or words of wisdom for me about these three trees please feel free to chime in. I'm definitely open to your advice or experiences with these trees. Thanks.
Do not - I repeat - do not park your car anywhere near the golden rain tree when its in bloom. I don't know what is in those flowers but if they sit on your car finish in the sun they will damage it! We took a chain saw to our tree when we lived in Florida. Very pretty but also very very messy tree! You might be a bit north for the Poinciana. They are true tropicals and do not do frost well. Good luck!
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:52 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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I love Royal. But I hope yo planted it where It had plenty of room to "umbrella" and the roots don't cause damage to your house.
(Most root systems can be measured to the perimeter of the canopy then down. But this tree, as like the invasive "ficus benjamina" or even mahogany, the roots seek out water, and there's no stopping them once they do. And I also LOVE mahogany trees".

Luck to you. The blooms are just gorg!
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Today is the day I've been waiting for since May 16th, 2012! My royal poinciana is finally blooming! I am just so excited and happy. I have my favorite tree in the whole world, in my backyard, and it's flowering. What a glorious thing it is to behold!
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Today is the day I've been waiting for since May 16th, 2012! My royal poinciana is finally blooming! I am just so excited and happy. I have my favorite tree in the whole world, in my backyard, and it's flowering. What a glorious thing it is to behold!
Photo or it didn't happen.
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