|Poinciana in Daglish Rd, Wembley (click to enlarge)|
The tree of the times here in Perth is without doubt the Poinciana (Delonix regia).
For decades we in the Parks industry didn't use it "because it's too slow".
It isn't - as we're discovering now. It's fast in fact. And consistent. And long-lived!
And to top it off, it would have to be the most beautiful flowering tree in the world, wouldn't it?
The only thing to bear in mind is that they produce a very broad canopy, so make sure you give them plenty of room. Other than that they're pretty much fool-proof.
I reckon they're a good replacement for the lookalike Jacaranda as they don't get chlorotic in our alkaline sand.
I just wish we had twigged to them sooner!