Forest flame (delonix regia)

Catalog # 34 - Also known as flamboyant and poinciana, it is one of the most strikingly beautiful trees in the world and is the national flower of Puerto Rico. Spreading mimosa foliage crowns the canopy and is later filled with bright scarlet blossoms. The long pods which are used in decorations and as musical shakers contain the hardshelled seed that requires scoring. A beautiful plant when potted .