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Flamboyants, or bonsiana in Arabic, are amongst the most popular ornamental trees found in Arriyadh, where their feathery leaves are deciduous. Endemic to Madagascar, they are now distributed worldwide for their colourful blossoms that make them a beautiful attraction in late spring and early summer. Early plantings of the tree in Arriyadh during the early 1980s (CE) were not always successful, because young trees could not withstand the exposure to hot dry winds. With the gradual improvement of the microclimate and when planted close to the shelter of other trees. Spectacular, large bunches of flowers are protruded by long stamens. Bright-scarlet inflorescences appear from the age of 10 years onwards. After pollination, they develop into a large, dark-brown seed pod. The bark is fine-textured, and light grey or beige. Susceptible to frost, the tree survives a considerable period of drought and even tolerates some salinity, but such stress factors seem to decrease its life expectancy. Requires regular irrigation. During the growing season, it is essential to fertilise the tree, especially in poor, alkaline soil. It does best in fertile, well-drained ground which is not restricted by adjacent pavements, roads or buildings, since Flamboyants are surface-rooting and are liable to push up hard paving with their roots. The open, umbrella-shaped crown is made up of brittle twigs that are susceptible to strong winds. For its extraordinary floral performance, this tree deserves to be treated as a highlight in large gardens and parks.

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  • General information

    Family Name : Caesalpiniaceae

    Origin: Tropical , Sub Tropical

    Rainfall: Very Humid , Semi Humid , Semi Arid

    Propagation: Sowing and Pricking Out

    Maintenance: Moderate

  • Environmental conditions

    Urban Climate: Resistant

    Desiccation: Vulnerable

    Drought: Vulnerable

    Irrigation: High

    Salinity: Moderate < 3,000 ppm

    Hardiness Zones: -3°C

  • Plant shape

    Vigour: Fairly Fast Growing

    Height: From 15 To 18 M

    Expansion: From 8 To 15 M

    Foliage: Deciduous

  • Location of Use

    • Public Open Space
    • Pedestrian Precinct
    • Linear Planting
    • Container Planting
    • Park Planting
    • Private Garden
    • Specimen
    • Wadi Farm Garden
    • Urban Area. 

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