Native to Madagascar, the Royal Poinciana tree is one of the worlds most striking trees when it spreads a canopy of scarlet-orange flowers over its branches. The tree will grow to 20 feet in the United States, except south Florida where it can reach heights of 45 feet. Royal Poinciana tree can be grown, for a number of years in containers. The canopy is umbrella shaped and far reaching, to more than 25 feet. Clusters of bright red to orange-red flowers are seen all over the tree in summer; so much so that the flowers often cover all of the leaves and the tree is amassed with fiery red brilliance. Each flower is 4 - 6 inches across. This is a must for any lover of flowers or flowering trees. They are cold sensitive and must be protected in winter. Little care is needed after it is established except applications ofa professional-grade Flowering Tree Fertilizer (2-10-10 or similar) during the warm months.