Flame of the Forest Butea monosperma
This tree gets up to 50 ft high, with stunning flower clusters. It
loses its leaves as the flowers develop, January - March.
With good salt-tolerance, it can be used in coastal areas,
but protect from direct exposure to salt spray, which will burn the
The trunk becomes twisted and gnarled by the wind, making
it a conversation piece. Use it as a specimen, or as a background
component of the canopy. The tree in the photo at right is about 25