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 leaves.

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 feet tall.  

 

   
   
   
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Last updated:  12/20/2011