Gulmohar

  • Scientific name: Poinciana regia, Mayirkkondrai (Tamil)

 

  • Place of origin: Madagascar, India.
     
  • Description: Large tree with an umbrella like crown bearing large clusters of scarlet flowers. Leaves are borne on feathery-like fronds.

 

  • Grow best: In bright light in well-draining soil.

 

  • Use: Ornamental tree grown in parks and gardens.