Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The flowering trees are in bloom. One of my favorites is the Delonix regia, Royal Poinciana. This tree gets into full bloom on late spring/early summer. Larger trees are simply striking, covered with red flowers. Each tree has a unique shape, it never gets boring looking at them, even if they are not blooming. This is a great shade tree, and the branches grow horizontally, sometimes growing downwards, making even older trees actually short, but greatly wide. However, this is a tree that should be kept at a distance from houses, walls, any kind of pavements because of its expansive and superficial roots.